Thinking Useful Links/Organisations:

Elemy – ABA Therapy:

For children on the autism spectrum, pets can be immensely helpful. To help families nevigate this, we recently published a free guide on the ins and outs of pets and animal therapy for ASD families. Please take a look:  A Guide to Pets & Animal Therapy for ASD Families At

Irish Remote Interpreting Service:

WHAT IS REMOTE INTERPRETING (IRIS) The Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) provides a live video-link to an Irish Sign Language interpreter. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am-7:00pm (last appointment 6:30pm) Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm (last appointment 3:30pm) Sunday 12.00pm – 2.00pm (last appointment 1:30pm) IRIS was set up to reduce the inequalities Deaf

World Federation of the Deafblind:

WFDB was established in 2001 and consists today of 75 national and associated member organizations from 62 different countries from all corners of the world. Relationships have been established with The World Blind Union (WBU), The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Deafblind International (DbI) and The World Association of

St. Margaret’s Donnybrook:

St. Margaret’s is a not-for-profit service, supporting people with intellectual disability (to move) (in their journey) from residential services to a life of their choosing in their own home. We ensure that the service moves with the person, providing a continuum of support according to their need, will and preference.

The Cedar Foundation:

Work and Training Many people with disabilities face challenges in accessing and participating in employment and training.  To help tackle these barriers Cedar offers a range of services across Northern Ireland to help individuals gain qualifications and develop the skills required to find/retain a job, transition through education and get

My Canine Companion:

My Canine Companion is an Irish national charity RCN 20079147 who provide accredited service dogs to people with disabilities, predominantly autism. In addition MCC provides a range of therapy dog services and autism awareness programmes. OUR MISSION: “To enhance the quality of life for people with difficulties predominately autism through

Medical Detection Dogs:

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.  We are at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and

Irish Therapy Dogs:

Irish Therapy Dogs was founded in 2008 by people with a dedicated interest in the use of pet therapy for the provision of comfort and companionship to people in long-term or daily residential care. It is a professional organisation aimed at providing a pet therapy service on a national basis.

Can Dogs Predict Epileptic Seizures?:

PROJECT TITLE: Can dogs predict epileptic seizures? INVESTIGATOR: Neil Powell, School of Psychology, Queens University Belfast. Supervised by Prof Peter Hepper. INVESTMENT: €2,500 for one year (2017), part supporting the study which will run until 2020. ABOUT THE PROJECT: The aim of the study is to examine whether untrained family