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Entitlements - General
Entitlements for children with disabilities - The booklet aims to give the parents and carer's of children with disabilities - from newly diagnosed babies to adult children - a road map to the services and supports available and how they work.

Entitlements for people with disabilities- This book provides details on entitlements in a wide range of areas, including social welfare payments, health services and housing.

The Office of the Disability Appeals Officer - The Disability Appeals Officer is an independent officer appointed by the Minister for Health & Children. The Officer provides an appeals service to people who wish to appeal.

Entitlements for people with disabilities: 2010 Citizens Information Board Wallchart

Location of HSE’s Four Administrative Areas and 32 Local Health Offices

Factsheets on Disability from Citizens Information Board:
Disability payments
Health services for people with disabilities
Supports and entitlements for carers
•Education, training and employment for people with disabilities
Housing for people with disabilities
Transport and travel for people with disabilities
Income tax for people with disabilities


Scoilnet - Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills run website that contains a database of over 11,800 digital resources that act as a support to teachers, students and parents at both primary and post primary levels.

Dept. Education - Children with disabilities- Department of Education and Skills webpage on circulars concerning education needs of children with disabilites.

Dept. of Education - Special services and extra support - Frequently asked questions from the Department of Education and Skills website on extra support for children in education.

NCSE- National Council for Special Education, including listing of Special Education Needs Organisers.

IATSE- Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education

Special Education Support Service - The role of the Special Education Support Service (SESS) is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision. The SESS operates under the remit of the Teacher Education Sectionof the Department of Education and Skills.

Destine - educational support network - Destine, an acronym for Discovering Exceptional Strengths and Talents in Everyone, is a educational support network that aims to support, inform and empower families and professionals working and living with children involved in the education system. Destine provides an online service where members of our network can share experiences and ask questions with input from our Educational Psychologist.

Assessment of Need
Assessment of Need- Citizens Information Board explanation of assessment of need procedure
Disability Act 2005

Statutory Agencies:

Listing of Government Departments - www.gov.ie/en/sites/departments/

Health Research Board - www.hrb.ie

HSE - www.hse.ie

HSE Map of Health Centres - www.hse.ie/eng/services/maps/

National Centre for Medical Genetics, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children - www.genetics.ie

Citizens Information - www.citizensinformation.ie/categories

Department of Social Protection - www.welfare.ie

National Disability Authority - www.nda.ie

Useful Contacts - Overseas:

Inclusion Europe - www.inclusion-europe.org

Inclusion International - www.inclusion-international.org

International Association for Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability - www.iassid.org/

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) - www.apbs.org

Offaly Association for People with an Intellectual Disability
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