Useful Links aims to provide a one-stop-shop for the autism community in Ireland. They provide the public and those with the condition a portal of information about autism and provide a platform for people affected by autism to share their stories.


Snowflakes is a support group set up by parents for families affected by autism in Dublin and the surrounding counties.

Autism Assistance Dogs

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are a national charity focused on transforming the lives of children with autism and their families, by training and providing highly skilled, task specific & assistance dogs to children with autism.


The Irish Society for Autism

The Irish Society for Autism was created in 1963, and has long campaigned for the cause of autism in Ireland and worldwide. They are the longest established specialist service for people with autism in Ireland.


Aspire offer support and information to people who have Asperger Syndrome and their families in Ireland. aspireireland

Special Needs Parents

The Special Needs Parents Association support parents of persons with special needs and disabilities irrespective of age or diagnosis, by promoting on a national level, improved treatment, education, welfare and acceptance for children.

Gheel Autism Services

Gheel Autism Services provide services for adults with autism in the greater Dublin and North Kildare region. 


Autism Network Ireland

Founded in 1995, the Children’s Rights Alliance unites over 100 members working together to change the lives of all children in Ireland by making sure that their rights are respected and protected in laws, policies and services.


Galway Autism Partnership

Galway Autism Partnership aims to try and ‘Bridge the Gap’ in between the needs of the community and existing services. Their activities include awareness talks, family days, camps and peer to peer support.


Cork Autism

Cork Autism Support Services provided by the charity include Residential & Respite Care, Day Service Facilities, Home Supports and an Asperger Syndrome Support Service.


ADHD Ireland

ADHD Ireland provide support and advice through their phone-line and emails; send out information, produce publications; organise information sessions; run Solution Focused Brief Therapy courses for young people, run parenting courses; work to raise awareness of the condition and contribute to research.

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Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. 


Dyslexia Association

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland works with and for people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy and raising awareness of dyslexia.


National Council for Special Education

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children. The local service is delivered through the national network of Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs) who interact with parents and schools and liaise with the HSE in providing resources to support children with special educational needs.



Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland aim to raise awareness, provide a link to professionals for people with Dyspraxia/DCD and their families. They provide an information and sharing and support network for people with Dyspraxia/DCD and their families, organise meetings and ensure adequate resources are available to support the needs of people with Dyspraxia/DCD.

Department of Education

The Department of Education and Skills website. Information provided about the education of children with special education needs.


Mental health service with an exclusive focus on 12-25 year olds.


AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.

Higher Education

The Higher Education Authority leads the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system. The HEA has a statutory responsibility for the effective governance and regulation of the higher education system.


Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland is the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability.


Access College

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. This site will give you all the information you need to make an application.



AsFan, is an independent organisation committed to empowering families and individuals on the autism spectrum as advocates and partners in improving education, health, mental health and life outcomes.


Middletown Autism

The Centre was established in 2007 by The Department of Education and Skills Ireland and the Department of Education Northern Ireland to: Support the promotion of excellence throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland in the education of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders


Irish Neonatal Alliance

Facilitating medical, psychological and sociological support for families. They provide training for parents where funding is available on sensory processing difficulties.


Autism NI

Autism NI is a parent led partnership organisation formed to promote positive collaboration between parents, professionals and individuals with Autism and address the need for appropriate services. 


ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome.



The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.


Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a charity founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital and seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia.


Autism Initiatives

Autism Initiatives work with each individual and their family to understand what they need, how they work best, and how we can support each person to achieve their own goals.


Sense Uk

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities in the UK.


Autism UK

Autism UK provides specialist autism services through trained staff and volunteers to people with autism.