Aim Model

AIM (Access and inclusion model) AIM is a child centered model in preschools in Ireland, which allows for services to promote inclusion and ensure all…

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Goals for 2019

GOALS 2019 Every New Year’s Eve since Conor stopped speaking, I stopped making Resolutions, instead putting all my positive energy into wishing and hoping he…

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Helping Jack overcome Anxiety

My 5 year old son Jack struggles daily with Anxiety. He needs constant reassurance and needs routine and structure to help him feel more at…

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SPECIAL NEEDS EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

Louise Furlong: is Mum to Eli and runs her own Montessori in her native Ballina for the last 16 years. She has gained invaluable experience…

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Most Loved Christmas Gifts

Every year I struggle to find gifts that Santa can bring that my sons with Special Needs will actually really like and will use. You…

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Cover Stars

Conor and Jack became mini “Cover Stars” in our County paper, this past December thanks to the lovely and thoughtful people over at The Connaught…

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Playground bullying can teach us about Inclusion

Bullying because of Difference. Over the years we have had our fair share of episodes when out and about with Conor, where children/tweens and even…

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Different not less

I took this photo of Conor a few years ago. We were at the beach in Westport, surrounding by families with children “almost” just like…

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Autism and Christmas

“Christmas” in every house is different. Whether you have a child(ren) with Special Needs or not, the expectation to create a “perfect”Christmas for your family…

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Conor Finds His Voice

This boy I am sitting with in this photo is the only reason I am still here ❤️ We have been through so much together from the…

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Sensory Gift Ideas

It can be so difficult trying to find the perfect Sensory Gift when you don’t know where to start. I have two sons with Autism…

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Ten Things About Me

If you are on Instagram come over to follow me there. I was recently tagged in a Ten Things post. So here are ten things…

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Pregnancy Social Story

A new baby brings change and upheaval into your home. If you have children with Special Needs this upheaval and change can be felt more…

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