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A 6 week exploring Art and Craft Course for young people with Autism or other Special Needs led by local artist Vivienne Byrne with additional support staff.
| Feb 19, 2019
First of a series of three free talks delivered by Teresa King and Sonia Callaghan. Both local very experienced practitioners working with children and adults with Autism and other Developmental Delays. Sonia is also a parent.
These talks will be useful to parents, carers and staff working with both children and adults.
| Feb 13, 2019
Our Social Drama & Music Classes are aimed at supporting people with Autism, Asperger syndrome or any similar disability where social situations are very difficult.
| Jan 24, 2019
Sibling Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of children with Autism or other Disabilities.
| Nov 19, 2018
The inaugural ABACAS five a side tournament will be held in the Drogheda Leisure Centre @ 3.00pm on Saturday 17th November
| Nov 09, 2018
Sibling workshop for brothers and sisters of children with a disability
| Nov 20, 2017
Support Group Meeting, Teenage Drama Group and Sibshop Workshops
| Sep 25, 2017
Sibshop Sibling workshops for brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
| Sep 06, 2017
Return of alternate evening and morning support group meetings
| Sep 05, 2017
Sibshops are fun workshops for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities facilitated by a trained Drama Therapist.
| May 24, 2017
Please find current Autism Support Louth&Meath Newsletter attached
| Mar 22, 2017
We are very pleased to announce that the Irish Family Planning Organisation have offered to run their "Speakeasy Plus" course in Drogheda. The course is aimed at parents of children with disabilities entering or going through puberty, and young teenagers, and explores issues around their changing bodies, sexuality and how to help them deal with these issues.
| Mar 20, 2017
SIBSHOPS SIBLING WORKSHOPS – for siblings of children with Autism and Special Needs
Autism Support Louth&Meath are very pleased to facilitate some further workshops for siblings of children with autism or other disabilities.
The next Sibshops date is Saturday March 25th from 3.30pm-5.00pm
| Mar 08, 2017
A short workshop and discussion regarding benefits, entitlements and relevant tax credits affecting people with disabilities and their families
| Jan 31, 2017
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between.
| Jan 11, 2017
Drogheda ABACAS School have tickets for sale for the Matinee of the Wizard of Drog on Sun 15th January @ 3.00pm. If you purchase the tickets from us this raises funds for the Drogheda ABACAS School. Adult €15 , Child €10 or Family €45. Please contact Jacinta on 087 240 7431 or email@example.com
| Sep 19, 2016
Wed 21st September – 7.00pm Parent Talk by Psychologist Shane Martin – Moodwatchers
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BOUNCIBILITY – How to build resilience within ourselves
One reality about this life is the inevitability of experiencing challenge and crisis as part of the journey. Stress within our homes and communities has increased significantly in recent years. We need to know how to stay strong, how to 'box cleverly' during challenges and how to protect our health.
Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. Science has uncovered specific traits/factors linked to better outcomes during periods of challenge. These can be utilised at work and within our lives in general to make us more resilient.
a series of 3 talks on how best to support your child in a behaviour outburst, how to stay safe and how to move forward after an incident delivered by Teresa King and Sonia Callaghan
Autism Louth&Meath & Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism & Complex Needs are pleased to be able to offer four free training sessions for parents, carers, teachers and SNAs covering a number of practical topics. The courses will be delivered by Catriona Connolly BCBA the Director of Education in Drogheda ABACAS. These courses are open to all (ie not just parents or staff from ABACAS). There are four courses over four weeks, two hours per session. The sessions are linked so it is better if you can attend all four but ok if you have to miss one. Certificates of attendance will be available.
| Jul 02, 2016
Fun, Interactive, Drama based workshop for siblings of children with autism or special needs facilitated by a trained professional.
| Jun 27, 2016
The next Sibshop will be held in Drogheda ABACAS School on Sat 30th April at 3.30 to 5.00pm. Siblings of children with autism or any disability are welcome to these fun drama based interactive workshops. Age range 7 -13
| Apr 18, 2016
Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre on Wed March 16th in the TLT theatre Drogheda.
| Mar 13, 2016
Sibshops are fun interactive workshops for brothers and sisters of children with special needs facilitated by a trained Drama therapist. Age range 7-13ish. All Welcome
| Jan 17, 2016
How to set personal goals and self coach to achieve them”– Free Life Coaching Talk for parents and carers of children/adults with special needs by Brendan Bradley. Many people make new year resolutions but only 8% stick to them or are in any way successful. This is even more difficult for parents of people with special needs. This talk is geared towards this group and the speaker is very familiar and understands this background.
| Jan 13, 2016
Sat 28th Nov 2015 - Bingo in Drogheda Town Football Club, Marian Park, Drogheda @ 8.30. Proceeds to ABACAS and Autism Support Louth&Meath.
| Nov 26, 2015
Sibshop - fun drama based interactive workshop for siblings of children with disabilities facilitated by a trained experienced professional - Sat 28th November 2015 @ 3.30 in the Drogheda ABACAS School, Congress Avenue, Drogheda. All Welcome
Coffee Morning meet up @ 10.30 on Thur 12 November in the Bagel Bar, Laurence Centre Drogheda. All parents very welcome to drop in to this casual meet up.
| Nov 06, 2015
Staff required to support a young boy aged 14 with autism who will shortly be undergoing serious kidney and heart operations in Crumlin followed by a period of recuperation at home in Dundalk
| Oct 12, 2015
Amergin Artist's and ABACAS school for children with Autism are holding an auction of original portraits of our "Local Heros" in St., Peters Church of Ireland, Peter St., on Friday 18th September at 7 p.m.
(cheese and wine reception)
All proceeds in aid of the ABACAS school.
Your support will be very much appreciated.
| Sep 15, 2015
This is a talk on living with a child or adult with challenging behaviour. The talk will cover topics such as dealing with meltdowns in public places , how to be confident about going out again, minding your mental health, how to set boundaries and when to break them. This talk will be delivered by two professionals who have worked in this area for the past 20 years and one of whom is the parent of a child with autism. Talk is free of charge and open to all.
Lisa Domican a parent of two teenagers with autism created the Grace App to help her daughter Grace communicate. Grace App is a picture exchange app which helps people with autism or special needs improve their communication.
Sibling workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Fun, drama based, interactive workshop delivered by a trained facilitator.
Inclusion Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland and Irish Autism Action are working to inform families and find out the issues for families through the ‘Connect Family Network’. We are in the process of going around the country to meet local family groups. Drogheda Meeting September 8th 11.00am - 1.00am Barbican Centre
| Aug 31, 2015
Sibshops are fun drama based interactive workshops for siblings of children and adults with autism or special needs
| May 26, 2015
Free course on Ipad and Apps for families and people working with Autism and Special Needs. This is a continuation of Ipad 1.1 but you can attend this course if you have not done the previous course.
Ipad and Apps 1.1 - Free training course particularly aimed at families of or working with children or adults with Special Needs - June 9th @ 10.00am to 12.00pm in Drogheda ABACAS School
Seminar - Direct Payments and using them to employ your own personal assistants ? Free Morning Seminar to discuss Direct Payments and how they can work.
| May 18, 2015
Coffee Morning and Bake Sale on Friday the 24th April @ 10.30 in the Loaves and Fishes, Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove, Drogheda, Co Louth. All proceeds in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School and Autism Support Louth&Meath Youth Clubs
| Apr 15, 2015
Please see the link below for a number of free training courses for parents, carers, teachers, tutors, SNAs and support staff.
SIBSHOP - is a fun drama based interactive workshop for siblings of people with autism or special needs led by a qualified drama therapist. Age Group 7 - 13. All Welcome. Donation of €5 requested
World Autism Day 2015 - April 2nd. - Spinathon in the Town Centre Drogheda @ 3.00pm on Thur April 2nd.
| Apr 01, 2015
Are you "tough as nails for autism". Please take your blue nail selfie, post it on facebook or twitter and donate €4 to Irish Autism Action by texting "April" to 50300
Please sign this petition to repeal the Lunacy Act
| Mar 19, 2015
Autism Support Louth&Meath would like to invite all parents to a support group coffee morning meeting on Thur March 26th @ 10.30 in the Holy Family Community Centre in Drogheda.
| Mar 11, 2015
Training on Supported Self-Directed Living (SSCL) for family members, supported individuals and professionals.
| Mar 02, 2015
Autism Support Louth&Meath invite all parents to an open meeting to discuss Activities for Children with Autism and Special Needs and also a talk on Post Schools Options by Mark O'Connor from Inclusion Ireland
| Feb 23, 2015
Sibshops Sibling Workshops for siblings of children with Autism and Special Needs age group 7 - 13 All Welcome
SIBSHOP Sibling Workshop for brothers and sisters of children with autism or special needs
| Jan 22, 2015
Christmas Cards in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism €5 per pack of 6.
Sketch of new school premises in Congress Avenue by well known local artist Richard Moore
| Nov 27, 2014
ABACAS receives €500 from the Tesco Community Fund - Thanks to all who voted for us
| Nov 22, 2014
Upcoming Autism events and training
| Nov 10, 2014
Free ipad training for parents and carers of children or adults with autism or special needs, teachers or special needs assistants.
| Nov 04, 2014
Useful article about Autism
| Nov 03, 2014
Sensory Friendly Film in Arc Cinema, Drogheda on Sunday 26th October @ 12.05pm.
| Oct 21, 2014
Dirty Paws Dog Grooming in Clogherhead have very kindly offered us one free Assistance Dog grooming session per month. This is a very generous offer which will help families with Assistance Dogs very much. If you would like to book your dog in please contact Aidan on 086 382 2438 to arrange an appointment. If he cannot accommodate you in the current month you will be booked in for the following month
| Sep 12, 2014
Autism Support Louth&Meath are delighted to host Sarah Lennon from Inclusion Ireland who will deliver a Wills Workshop on Monday 13th October in Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism.
| Sep 09, 2014
Denzil, an occupational therapist who works with Children with Autism is running 12 Marathons in 12 Counties in 12 Days in August - Drogheda August 26th
| Aug 01, 2014
Please nominate ABACAS Drogheda in the Tesco Community Fund to help us raise funds for a special needs playground
Houses purchased, constructed or adapted to suit the needs of a person with a disability in receipt of DCA/DA may apply to be exempt from Property Tax
| Jul 22, 2014
Fantastic Prizes donated for Coffee Morning Raffle in aid of Children with Autism in Drogheda
| Apr 06, 2014
Christmas Coffee Morning for all families affected by Autism in Sage & Stone Duleek on Tue 17th December @ 10.30. All Welcome
| Dec 09, 2013
The Lisa Callan & Friends Foundation is delighted to announce a wonderful charity event A Downton Abbey themed Christmas Party will be held in Ballymagarvey Village on Saturday the 7th December in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and the Philippines Appeal.
| Nov 27, 2013
One Day Introduction to ABA Course - Working with Children with Autism in the Home or Classroom - Saturday 30th November 2013
| Nov 19, 2013
Vacancy for a manager on a 2 year fixed term contract in a new community based day activity service for young adults with Autism, Intellectual Disability and Autism
| Nov 10, 2013
Free ipad training for Parents,Teachers,SNAs in association with the Benefit 4 funding from the Department of Communications.
| Oct 24, 2013
Free ipad training course starting Monday 7th October in Drogheda ABACAS School, Fair St.
| Oct 01, 2013
Daisychain Hotel Breaks now available for Carers
| Sep 25, 2013
Autism Support Louth in conjunction with Irish Autism Action have been successful in a grant application under the Benefit IIII grant heading to supply ipad training to beginners and improvers.
| Sep 10, 2013
Sibshops are fun interactive workshops led by a qualified Drama therapist specially trained in working with siblings of children with Autism.
| Sep 04, 2013
Five go to Westport
| Jul 29, 2013
Golden Sands 5k, Fun Run and Family Day on Sat August 31st on Bettystown Beach. Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are the Charity Partner for this fantastic family event with chipped run.
| Jul 26, 2013
IAA SIBSHOP Sibling Workshop for brothers and sisters of children with autism to be held in Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism on Sat July 20th @ 3.00pm. Agegroup 8 - 13
| Jul 12, 2013
Clinical Director Recruitment Ad Drogheda ABACAS School
| Jun 14, 2013
Autism Support Louth&Meath Coffee Morning Wed 19th June @ 10.30am , MiCasa, Laurence Centre, Drogheda
| Jun 11, 2013
The next Sibshop date is Sat 20th July. Times 3.00 to 4.30 in ABACAS, Fair St, Drogheda
Class starting tonight for the over 18 youth club members in Capacity Building and Organisation being run by the VEC adult education service in conjunction with Autism Support Louth&Meath
| May 16, 2013
Boyne 10K Sunday 5th May 2013
TEAM ABACAS all set and raring to go.
| May 03, 2013
Faces of Autism is a collaboration of professional photographers across Ireland volunteering their time to do free photoshoots for children with autism.
| Mar 13, 2013
#DojoCon 2013 is being held in Slane Castle on April 13/14 2013. Autism Support Louth have been chosen as the charity to benefit from ticket sales at the conference this year.
| Mar 10, 2013
Autism Support Group Meeting. Two speakers - Enda Dodd developer of Animated Language Learning using Disney Films to promote language and Andrea Hermes of Walk with you Peer Programme for the 16 - 24 agegroup. All welcome to attend
| Mar 07, 2013
Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the 2013 Boyne 10k. We are 10 years old this year and hope to encourage as many people as possible to run. jog or walk the Boyne 10k as part of TEAM ABACAS.
| Feb 18, 2013
Parent Input needed into research into Respite Provision for children with autism and the impact on families of respite/lack of respite
| Feb 12, 2013
The next Sibling Workshop will be on Saturday 11 May in the Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism , Fair St, Drogheda
| Feb 11, 2013
Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the Boyne 10 k on 5th May 2013. All funds raised for Drogheda ABACAS School will go towards fitting out a special needs playground and sensory room in our new premises in Congress Avenue School
| Feb 03, 2013
Public talk and presentation by Fiona Wilson developer of image2talk which is a functional communication app using real images.
| Jan 21, 2013
Further dates for Sibshops the support workshops for children with Autism in conjunction with Irish Autism Action
| Jan 14, 2013
Drogheda Pantomime Society proudly present Snow White in the TLT. We have tickets for matinee performance on Sun 20th Jan @ 3.00pm in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and Autism Support Louth Youth Clubs
| Jan 08, 2013
Autism Support Louth would like to invite you to our Christmas Coffee Morning on Thursday 13th December at 10.30 in MiCasa, Laurence Centre, Drogheda. All welcome to pop in and have a mince pie !!!
| Dec 10, 2012
Special Needs friendly cinema showing of Madagascar Sunday 9th December at 12.00am in Drogheda Omniplex. All welcome .
| Dec 04, 2012
Sibshop - sibling workshops for brothers and sisters of children with autism
| Dec 02, 2012
The Bubblegum Club have given 20 child tickets for children with Autism and their siblings for their annual Winterwonderland held this year in Castletown-Geoghegan Co Westmeath on Sunday 16th November from 10.00am to 1.00pm
| Dec 01, 2012
We have tickets for the Drogheda Pantomime Society production of Snow White in the TLT at 3.00pm on Sun 20th January. Five euro from each ticket sold donated towards Autism Support Louth and Drogheda ABACAS School
| Nov 26, 2012
Its all happening today. We have the ipad for special needs course being delivered by Jen from Irish Autism Action, also the 5th Sibshop sibling workshop in ABACAS in the afternoon and three youth clubs going on throughout the day.
| Nov 17, 2012
Workshops for brothers and sisters of children with autism helping them explore and discuss their life with a sibling with Autism
| Nov 12, 2012
Workshops for siblings of children with Autism, which are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer-to-peer support and educational within an educational context.
| Oct 18, 2012
a one day iPad training course for parents/carers/teachers/snas working with children with special needs.
| Oct 16, 2012
Support Group Meeting Thursday 18th October 2012
Mi Casa Laurence Centre, Drogheda at 10.30 am
| Oct 15, 2012
White Collar Boxing - Saturday 29th September 2012 - Boyne Valley Hotel Drogheda with donations going to Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and Autism Support Louth
| Sep 29, 2012
All Things Baby Fair - Sun 23 September - City North Hotel, M1, Drogheda.
We were delighted to be the charity of choice at the All Things Baby Fair on Sunday in City North Hotel. www.allthingsbaby.ie
| Sep 20, 2012
Bagpackers wanted to help at our bag pack in M&S in Drogheda on 28/29/30 September - All help welcome please contact Jacinta on 087 240 7431
| Sep 18, 2012
Autism Support Louth and Drogheda ABACAS School will have an information stand at the All Things Baby Fair on Sunday 23rd September in the City North Hotel
Self Advocacy Course delivered through the VEC adult education programme to empower and support parents to advocate for their child and their family.
Autism Support Louth are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to run a Self Advocacy Fetac Level 3 course for our members.
| Jun 20, 2012
Autism Support Louth in conjunction with Irish Autism Action are very pleased to facilitate a number of workshops for siblings of children with autism in July in Drogheda.
| Jun 19, 2012
Autism Support Louth / Meath monthly meeting June 20th @ 8.30pm in Donegans
| Jun 18, 2012
Autism Support Group Meeting
Thur 17th May @ 10.30 am
| May 15, 2012
Table Quiz in Byrnes Pub, Hill St, Dundalk on Fri 18th May @ 9pm
| May 05, 2012
Autism Support Louth Meath Meeting April 18th @ 8.30pm in Donegans ( The Monasterboice Inn). All are welcome to pop in and have a chat.
| Apr 17, 2012
We are looking for volunteers to run, jog or walk the Boyne 10K in aid of Autism Support Louth and the Drogheda ABACAS School please contact us on 087 240 7431. Registration, Sponsor Packs and v snazzy running vests will be supplied
| Apr 13, 2012