It can be difficult to navigate the new and unchartered waters of a child’s diagnosis.

Here is a list of some groups that may help.  This page is updated regularly as more information becomes available.

This page provides support specifically for Ireland.


National Support Organisations

Arthritis Ireland

As I Am A one-stop shop for the Autism Community

Aspire Ireland Asperger Support page

Brainwave Epilepsy Ireland

Family Carers Ireland  Ireland’s National voluntary organisation for carers

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland

Dyslexia Association

Dyspraxia Ireland

Irish Wheelchair Association

National Council for the Blind

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus

Special Needs Parents Association



Department of Education,  Special Education Provision

Special Education Support Service

National Council for Special Education

European Agency for Special and Inclusive Education

AIM Access and Inclusion Model


Get Autism Active 

Vision Sports Ireland

Special Olympics Ireland


National Educational Psychological Service


Citizens Information

Special needs education

School transport for children with special needs

Equipment Grants for students with special needs

Caring for a child with a disability



Financial Wellbeing Special Needs Trust Planning

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