Dear Family Members and Friends.
Inclusion Ireland has 2 upcoming events which we think will be of particular interest to parents and family members supporting school age children and teenagers with an intellectual disability. Also information on the Connect Family Network and upcoming webinars for families in the midlands.
1. Consultation on Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Services - Tuesday, 19th October 11am
• Have you got a family member with an Intellectual Disability and Mental Health needs who is 17 years old or younger ?
• Have you got a family member who has experience of being supported by a Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Intellectual Disability CAMH-ID Team?
• Does your family member who has an intellectual disability need support from CAMH-ID teams that they are not getting now?
• Could they be getting better support from CAMH-ID Teams?
• Would you like to have your say to make the CAMH-ID Team service better?
• Would your family member like to have their say in how the CAMH-ID teams could work better for them?
Inclusion Ireland and the HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Service Development Team will host an online consultation for family members and service users. The first consultation for family members will take place on Tuesday, 19th October at 11am.
The event flyer is attached. Please share with anyone you think maybe interested in attending.
2. CFN Information Talk - Education, Advocating on Behalf of Your Child - on Thursday 28th October 11am.
The next Connect Family Network information talk – Education, Advocating on Behalf of your Child, will be on Thursday 28th October 2021, 11am to 12 pm.
The education information talk, presented by Julie Helen, Communications Officer, Inclusion Ireland, will be online via Zoom.
Event registration: You can register in advance on this meeting link - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoceCupjwvGdXQUD2F7UgCsbu8P7Y84LmA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This Connect Family Network event is organised in partnership with the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, Donegal.
The event flyer is attached for your information. All are welcome.
For information on education supports visit our Education webpage.
New Connect Family Network Map
Our newly updated Connect Family Network Map is now live on our website.
The Connect Family Network Map can help you link with over 100 local and national groups supporting people with intellectual disability and their families across the country.
In the Midlands – Offaly and Laois libraries Parenting Support and Sensory Offaly Webinar Series
The Offaly & Laois Libraries Parenting Support Programme and our Sensory Offaly programme are two integral offerings in the midland libraries Autumn schedule and have relevance to parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, special needs assistants and those working with children and young people.
Offaly & Laois Libraries Parenting Support Programme: Autumn Webinar Series 2021: Offaly Libraries together with Laois Libraries are delighted to present a series of online talks and workshops for parents. Supported by the Dormant Accounts Fund, this Parenting Support Programme invites experts to discuss a broad range of parenting topics currently impacting our children. The series kicks off on Wednesday 22nd September and includes a variety of interesting and well-known speakers including Dr David Coleman, Dr Mary O’Kane and Sarah Sproule. Events will be hosted on zoom and attendance is free of charge.
Bookings can be made on Offaly Libraries Eventbrite page and full details are available on library website and social media channels
Sensory Offaly Webinar Series 2021: The Sensory Offaly Webinar Series has been organised by Offaly Libraries as part of their larger Sensory Offaly programme, with support from Laois Offaly CYPSC and Healthy Ireland At Your Library. This online programme aims to support people in challenges they and their families may face due to disability and/or learning differences. It is free of charge to all attendees including parents, children, young adults, teachers, carers and SNAs. The series will run from the 1st October until the 25th November and advance booking is required. Book your place on Eventbrite.