Special Needs Goods and Services

To have your Special Needs Goods or Services listed, please contact us


Hi We are Promobility Ltd

We are based in airside in Swords

Co. Dublin

We have a new range of Tricycles and

special needs car seat available

They can be viewed on our website


At ICEP Europe we offer a range of CPD and University Accredited courses in Special Educational Needs. Specialities covered include Autism, Aspergers, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Down Syndrome, and many more.

Our courses are designed for both parents and professionals to find out more please visit www.icepe.eu or email us at info@icepe.eu.

Terenure Tigers – Special Needs Rugby Team for Boys and Girls (7+) – All welcome

Supported by IRFU and Leinster Rugby – All sessions are fully supervised by qualified coaches.

Contact 01 490 4283 or Bernard 086 8044214 or Dave 086 4481468

Email info@tcrfc.ie or rugby@terenurecollegerfc.com

Social factors and health of parents of children with special needs

Dear all,

We are inviting parents of children up to the age of 18 with special needs to assist in a research project in which we are exploring the social factors that may impact the health outcomes of parents.

Who can participate?  If you are the parent of a child under the age of eighteen with special needs. The special needs can include cognitive difficulties, developmental, physical or sensory difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and difficulties with speech and language.

If you would like to be involved, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire (this should take approximately 20 minutes). All information you give will be confidential and only the researcher will have access to your information. You have the option of completing the questionnaire online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VSGGXF6 if the link does not open here please copy and paste to your browser. Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire or have any questions, please contact Joanne.Cantwell@ul.ie

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS RESEARCH:   If you are interested in learning about the results or want further information about this study, you can contact Joanne Cantwell, PhD Student on 0894155837 / Joanne.Cantwell@ul.ie or Dr Stephen Gallagher at stephen.gallagher@ul.ie or +353 061 234899.

Childhood Development Guide

Thanks for getting back to me!  My piece was recently published here: http://www.onlinepsychologydegree.net/2012/12/07/childhood-development-guide-how-developmental-specialists-understand-childhood/. The resource aims at looking at childhood development through a practitioner’s point of view and offers practical advice about people interested in theories and applications of the study.

Suitable for adults and children, image2talk is a functional communication app using real images that can be completely customised to meet individual communication needs. For more information please visit the website www.image2talkapp.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/image2talkapp

www.markkeogh.com The Feldenkrais Method and The Anat Baniel Method are ground-breaking, neurologically based an highly effective ways of going beyond problematic patterns of movement, posture, sensing and feeling. Feldenkrais and ABM use gentle yet powerful movements, directed attention and innovative strategies to help us overcome limits of action, thought and feeling regardless of the underlying cause. The work is very effective for a wide variety of movement limitations, neurological conditions, emotional challenges and is beneficial for anyone who wishes to improve movement and posture, clarity of mind, quality of expression and emotional balance. The work is suitable for all ages including children with special needs.

mixed_2Fun and Functional Therapeutic Beanbags

www.sensorybeans.com Children and adults alike love the feeling and softness of these hand made therapeutic beanbags which, through their design, are tactile to address sensory needs.  Right from the conceptual stage, these sensory needs were forefront and the product reflects this.  According to Linda Baker (Occupational Therapist) ‘The center of the therapy revolves around the beanbag, it gives the child a safe place to be, while doing their therapeutic routine‘.


We offer multimedia tools which help the parents of children on the autism spectrum to understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how it affects their child’s ability to learn, to communicate and to build relationships.

It gives them something that they can do to help their child reach his or her full potential using online video tutorials, animated lessons, advice sections and downloadable resources.

It is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and it has been developed in conjunction with PEAT (an autism charity – www.peatni.org ), Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, and is supported by internationally-renowned professionals.

You can find out more about Simple Steps at www.simplestepsautism.com


We are booksellers, www.booknest.ie , as a parent of a child with Aspergers’ I have setup a special page with books for Special Needs, all are available with FREE SHIPPING http://www.booknest.ie/Special-Needs-Books/


Harmony Music Therapy services are available to a diverse range of clients. Research supports the use of music therapy as an effective treatment with a wide array of populations including persons with:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mental Health Needs
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Alzheimers/ Dementia
  • Hospice and End of Life Care
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Needs
  • Chromosonal Disorders

www.rhythmroomdublin.com dancer_06

Welcome to Rhythm Room – a space for Integrated Theatre and Special Needs. Our weekly workshops are facilited by Nichola Kealy and Mischa O Mahony.

Our ultimate goal is to make art accessible to everyone (in our case – music, dance and movement) and to take this a step further by creating unique productions. We are committed to constantly bringing quality Integrated Theatre to the stage and enabling performers from all background’s reach their full potential. Our work always focuses on inclusion, expression and above all telling the story.


Positive Intervention offers a unique hands-on service in your family home.
We teach parents how to

  • reduce and manage challenging behaviour
  • promote development
  • bring out the very best in your child
  • get your family back on track

JC Wicklow – Testimonial

“I was at my wits end before Siobhan came. My son had me trapped in the house due to his aggressive behaviour and loud tantrums. From the time she spoke to me on the phone, I felt she understood the situation. She never judged us but she did give very clear guidance and honest feedback. ..”



Big Elf Toys is an Irish owned supported employment initiative which provides customised learning and developmental toys.These toys are selectively chosen by an Occupational Therapist,  Andy our expert elf, to ensure the best educational experience for children of all ages and abilities.

www.behavioursupportclinic.com The  Behaviour Support Clinic, which although the main office is based in Dublin, we have a consultant based in Sligo and offer a nationwide service. We provide early intervention and behavioural support services to those with autism and developmental disabilities. We also run regular workshops, in-house training in schools, staff support, and school consultations.


Meet in Ireland is the official MICE brand and website for the island of Ireland. It comprises three official tourism authorities: Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Working in partnership, these three bodies promote Ireland as a leading conference and meeting destination.

MeetinIreland.com has the information and resources to facilitate and support destination bids and the organising of corporate events in Ireland. It also acts as a portal to find hotels, venues, conference facilities, team building organisers, professional conference organisers (PCOs) and destination management companies (DMCs).

Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday destination. Fáilte Ireland is the national tourism development authority for the Republic of Ireland. The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is the official body responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Northern Ireland.




www.toolsforlearning.ie is a special needs service including behaviour analysis and speech therapy for kids with autism and communication disorders.  With the support of our clinical team (SLT’s & Behaviour Specialist) we also operate Chatterbox Preschool in South Dublin for kids with special needs, including ASD, Downs Syndrome, Speech and Language Delay/Disorder.

Sensational Kids is a registed charity that sells products for children of all abilities on its website www.sensationalkids.ie and in its shop in Kildare. All proceeds from sales at Sensational Kids go straight back into the charity to help fund The Sensational Kids Occupational Therapy Centre for children with special needs. Phone 045 520900

Éirim is an Irish company that provides psycho-educational assessments and training in educational assessment all over Ireland. www.eirim.ie

Special Educational Needs Courses. Study for a diploma in Learning Support (Special Needs). www.inst.org

Your rights and information on special needs issues. www.citizensinformation.ie

MGUCB-mainEncourageand Praise. A company specialising in children’s reward charts. www.encourageandpraise.co.uk

reconnect-logoReConnect Autism Consultancy and Training delivers autism consultancy and training services to parents of children on the autism spectrum that result in improved quality of life.  Based in Wicklow and servicing families nationwide, ReConnect Autism brings the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) programme to Ireland for the first time.  RDI is a parent-education programme based on the latest research on the brain, developmental psychology and autism that focuses on promoting and enhancing the child’s social and emotional understanding.  In a study in Texas, after 2.5 years on the RDI programme, 15% of children were still in special education classes, compared with 90% before going on the programme. Please visit www.ReConnectAutism.org for more information.
WAAD-badge_thumbnailwww.rainchild.ie This is a Autism Spectrum Disorder information magazine for families, individuals, teachers, groups and communities in NorthWest Ireland focussed on Cavan, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo, Fermanagh. To use social networking, please register. We hope this website helps to connect people and assists in bridging the information gap between whats needed and whats available.
0000022402www.bikedock.com For several years at Bikedock, we have been specialists in providing tricycles for use by special needs cyclists. They are much more affordable than other brands of specials needs tricycles, and the standards of quality are the same. We are a registered supplier of the Health Service Executive

www.ballyo.ie Atlantic Surgical Ltd. was formed in 2008 to provide a specialist range of feature and performance packed orthopaedic products.

Our primary objective is to provide best value across our range of products.

We work closely with Consultant Surgeon & theatre staff to ensure the correct product specifications and features have been included at the design stage of our current and forthcoming range of products.

educational-toyswww.hometrain.ie “Resources, information, printables and teaching ideas, plus special education items in the online shop.”

ft_link_3www.bluestackfoundation.com The Bluestack Foundation is a voluntary, not for profit organisation run predominately by parents of children with special needs and professionals who not only work, but have a personal interest in the field. It was set up to provide services for people of all ages with special needs. Our ethos would be one of inclusiveness.

img_jpgwww.disabilityconsultancy.ie Disability Consultancy Services was formed in 1998.  At DCS we are the leading training provider in the area of Disability Equality and Diversity awareness and are registered on the FAS national data base of trainers.  We can provide Disability Equality and Diversity awareness training to all sectors of the community, schools and work place.  Disability Consultancy Services can also carry out any alterations or building works to your premises to make it totally accessible for everybody.  We can also provide any healthcare equipment such as wheelchairs, beds, automatic doors, hoist etc.  please go to our link

2010_e_t_mediumwww.icsh.ie The ICSH seeks to encourage and assist the development of a range of social housing services which complements the role of the Local Housing Authorities and meet the different and changing needs of various groups of the population such as the elderly, homeless, people with disabilities or families on low incomes.

benefits_pic_01www.accesscollege.ie/dare/info.php The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme for school leavers with disabilities which operates on a reduced points basis. DARE has been established by a number of higher education institutions as clear evidence shows that disability can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.

cd_coverwww.special-needs-kids.co.uk Special Needs Kids is an Information Directory and shopping site to help parents and carers of children with special needs.Information on products and services for special needs kids , events and campaigns, disability issues, support groups, respite care, clothing, equipment, toys, leisure activities and days out, holidays, where to go for help and advice, and much more

babyfamilywww.RollerCoaster.ie – Ireland’s No.1 site for Pregnancy & Parenting. Pregnancy, having a baby and parenting can all bring you to the heights of joy and the depths of despair – all within the space of a few minutes! RollerCoaster.ie accompanies you on this exciting journey.

potty_trainingwww.downsyndromecentre.ie Our goal of establishing Ireland’s first Down Syndrome Centre will offer a permanent life line to many parents, like myself and my wife Mary, who are battling with the frustration of not having access to an adequate level of service in this country”.
Peter Gaw, Founder Down Syndrome Centre

www.specialchildren.about.com About.com is an online neighborhood of hundreds of helpful experts, eager to share their wealth of knowledge with visitors.

Every month, over 60 million people* visit us for help with everything from health care and parenting issues to advice on travel, cooking, technology, hobbies and more.  And we offer solutions in the form of over two million hand-crafted, original articles, recipes, product reviews, videos, tutorials and more.

All created by our network of expert ‘Guides’ – real people who, like all good neighbors, help others so that everyone’s life gets just a little better.

Founded in 1996, About.com was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). Today, About.com is recognized as a top 15 content site and one of the largest producers of original content

hntrm5ku www.irishprematurebabies.com Irish Premature Babies are a voluntary organisation set up in Ireland by parents who have all had premature baby. We have come together as a group because we believe there is a need to support parents through the rollercoaster journey that ensues when your baby is born prematurely.  Ireland has very little that represents or promotes the welfare of the parent of preterm babies, but we hope to change this with the formation of Irish Premature Babies.

Welcome to the Naughty Seat, we offer a range of positive parenting and educational products, including reward charts, star charts, behaviour charts and time out aids. Search through our products and order online today.www.thenaughtyseat.co.uk