All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘autism’

Deirdre Fitzpatrick - I CAN

Thinking differently to build a truly inclusive society

I CAN’s Director of Education, Deirdre Fitzpatrick draws from her experience on how we can change our thinking and our approach to create a truly inclusive society for children with special educational needs (SEN). I have learnt to think differently. I have learnt not to accept the world as it is, not to accept the status quo. I have learnt …

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A guest blog from Arabella Lucas, an I CAN volunteer

I don’t know when autism was first described to me, but my older brother was diagnosed at the age of six. It took me a very long time to notice that there was any difference between him and my sister and I. We shared a bedroom for a few years and I remember playing Lego with him, saving up for …

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Clubs at Meath School Offer Children Unique Social Opportunities

One of the important things in nurturing a child’s development, is offering an environment where they can exercise social skills. At Meath School, we have that environment where children can exercise teamwork through communication, fostering a safe place where they can utilise the communication tools Meath School empowers them with, to learn and grow together. One of these clubs is …

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New books available on I CAN’s shop: Can I tell you about Autism?

 Do your child or a child you are supporting have autism? If yes, then you may find ‘Can I tell you about Autism?’ useful. This book is a part of the series from Jessica Kingsley Publishers covering a range of difficulties that children can have. It is aimed at parents and professionals and anyone who may be in contact with …

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Speech and language difficulties? What does that mean?

As speech and language therapists working on the I CAN Help Enquiry Service we get to talk to so many parents about all sorts of different concerns about their children.  One of the questions that gets asked time and time again is this one: “Why does my child have delayed speech and language?”  And this week, it looks to be …

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