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Frontline Issue 72
Frontline 72

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Reviewed by Helen Gallagher, Senior Psychologist, Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary Services

Parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can encounter undreamed-of difficulties in what should be simple, everyday activities—a child having a bath, dealing...

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The latest publication from Inclusion Ireland is a booklet entitled Making decisions about money, which was launched on 4 September 2008 by Mary O’Dea, Consumer Director in the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, and well-known financial ‘guru’ Eddie Hobbs.

The 21-page booklet presents information on money, budgeting, banking, using an ATM and credit cards. In her address, Ms O’Dea praised Inclusion Ireland for...

For many parents of children with learning disabilities the dilemma of where to send their child to school is a cause of great concern. While the EPSEN Act 2004 offers the entitlement of children with special educational needs to be ‘educated in an inclusive environment with children who do not have such needs’, questions such as ‘what is available, what is best, will my child be accepted, and if so will she or he cope?’ will still be to the forefront of parents’ minds. Fifteen years ago, Fidelma O’Farrell set out to find the right setting for her daughter Ruth. In an interview with Áine O’Neill, she remembers this journey through the education system.

For many parents of children with learning disabilities the dilemma of where to send their child to school is a cause of great concern....