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New purpose built occupational therapy department opened at Mayo General

A new purpose built occupational therapy department was officially opened at Mayo General Hospital on Monday last - just in time for Christmas. The occupational therapy department at Mayo General Hospital relocated to the new purpose-built area to enhance the service and care provided to patients and clients attending the OT clinic. The OT Department is now situated on the second floor of the hospital near the medical wards.

Parents need specialised help to support special needs children

Criticising the opposition for continuing to “play politics with the SNA issue”, Fine Gael's spokesperson on social protection Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has called for parents of children with special needs to be the Government's central focus by providing specialised help and support.

Children with disabilities wait more than six months for screening

Children with disabilities, such as Down syndrome, have not received developmental screening or vital therapies in areas of County Galway for more than six months due to unfilled positions within the HSE’s Early Intervention Service.

Add some creativity to your life at the Arts Village

The Olive Whelan School of Arts and Drama is now very well established in providing modules in arts-in-education, arts-in-health, and arts-in-therapy.

Cap on special needs assistants is unjust says Harkin

The cap on special needs assistants (SNAs) and the withdrawal of the appeals system for parents where special needs assistant hours are cut or discontinued is simply unjust, said Marian Harkin MEP. Ms Harkin has called for SNA hours to be maintained throughout the primary education sector.

Distinguished professor with background in learning disabiity services to speak at NUI, Galway

A distinguised professor with a background in learning disability services, who has produced several important research documents, will speak at NUI Galway tonight (Thursday).

Support Day for parents of children with special needs

A unique support day for and by parents of children with special needs takes place on Saturday November 13 in the Carlton Hotel, Galway.

‘Seasamh’ to stand up during Dail protest for disability action

An innovative Kilkenny group is seeking funding and recognition from the government for the work that they do for people with disabilities.

Frightened parents deplore ‘savage’ cuts to Brothers of Charity services

“Savage” cuts planned for the Brothers of Charity’s budget for 2010 will devastate services and cause “untold grief” to service users and their families, a concerned parent warned this week.


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