What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged, and this causes a range of symptoms. Source( https://www.mssociety.org.uk ) In MS, your immune system mistakes the myelin for a foreign body and attacks it causing problems… Read More Helping Yourself When You Have Multiple Sclerosis
Being a carer is a whole lot more than just looking after a family member, it’s a completely selfless act that comes from love and is done so willing by the person. But it also becomes an identity as many put their whole lives on hold and they also put their own mental and physical… Read More Starting Your Life Again After Being A Carer
A speech and language disorder is often first diagnosed at developmental check-ups. Children may not reach each expected developmental milestones (see below). These disorders impair a child’s functioning, and can if severe enough disrupt a child’s ability to communicate, they have especially serious consequences. In their most severe forms, it can be expected to persist… Read More Specific Speech And Language Disorder. How can you help your child?
Having a child diagnosed with a disability can be devastating on a family, but with information, the correct diagnoses and getting the right help things can start to look up and you begin to believe that your child has a future ahead. Remember information and reaching out and asking for help is empowerment for you… Read More Recognising General Learning Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication and appears to have a wide spectrum. This just means that the symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations and can range… Read More Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What is it, diagnosis and how to help your child?
Kids use technology from an ever-increasing young age, most will be using devices by the age of 4 and will have their lives documented in pictures from birth. never before has there been such a need for parents to keep kids safe. Keeping your family safe online is an ever-increasing worry and battle for parents as… Read More 20 Tips For Parents: Keeping Your Family Safe Online
I’ve been asked by a mother this week about what happens when you go to 3rd level (PLC, college and university ) if you have a disability and how to access services. I’m sure there are many others out there who wish to know this answer not just for themselves but also for their children… Read More Accessing 3rd Level with a Disability. College/University/PLC courses