What we do
The Anne Sullivan Centre provides a range of services for people who are deafblind across the country. We aim to support each person in their ongoing development while taking account of their individual needs and preferences. More.
The Anne Sullivan Centre aims to facilitate adults who are deafblind to pursue meaningful, active and fulfilling lives through a range of planned activities and individualised programmes. More.
The staff of the Anne Sullivan Centre, in collaboration with members of the Dublin Advocacy Working Group, have been busy raising awareness of deafblindness in our national hospitals. Four major Irish hospitals signed up to receive awareness training with us- the Mater hospital, St Vincents hospital, St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and the Eye and Ear […]
In January 2018, the Anne Sullivan Centre was awarded a grant from the Teaching Council of Ireland to carry out research examining the impact of training in specific communication strategies on teacher’s ability to support children who have any level of hearing and vision loss. Consequently, The ASC is hoping to facilitate short intensive training […]
Dates have been set for the next Anne Sullivan Centre (ASC) Advocacy Working Groups. The Dublin Advocacy Group will meet on June 6th from 2pm-4pm in the Anne Sullivan Centre on Brewery Road, Co Dublin. The Cork Advocacy Group will meet on June 27th from 11am-1pm in Cork Deaf Association Offices on MacCurtain Street, Cork […]
Since September 2015 Laura Sarah Dowdall has been facilitating a creative dance workshop for the residents of the Anne Sullivan Centre and their key workers. She combines her skills as a professional dancer, healing yoga and movement facilitator to create customised workshops for people with learning, motor and sensory disabilities. She believes that dance should […]
The Anne Sullivan Centre and Foundation are delighted to learn that The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has finally been ratified by the Dáil. The UNCRPD supports the rights of all people with disabilities to equality in respect of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Disability groups and campaigners […]
The Anne Sullivan Centre will be facilitating free disability awareness training in hospitals and schools between April and May 2018. Our staff will be available to facilitate this training in collaboration with individuals who are deafblind/with dual sensory loss. The sessions are designed to be interactive as well as informative and aim to develop a […]
Jan van Dijk, who is regarded by many as the founder of communication and assessment for people who are deafblind, passed away after a short illness last Tuesday 23rd January at the age of 80. During his long career as a teacher, psychologist and psychiatrist, he developed a myriad of dynamic interaction and communication […]
The Recognition of Irish Sign Language (ISL) for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 was last month signed into law by President Michael D Higgins. Under the new law, public bodies will have to implement ISL action plans and provide sign language interpreters to people using public services. Parents and siblings of children who are deaf […]
The 5th World Federation Deafblind General Assembly and the 11th Helen Keller World Conference are due to take place from 19th-27th June 2018 at the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Spain. Both events aim to provide real opportunities for people who are deafblind to have their own forum and to learn from others with personal experiences of […]
On Saturday 23rd September 2017 last, 16 staff members from the Anne Sullivan Centre took on the Runamuck Challenge in Coolcarrigan Estate, Coill Dubh, Co Kildare. We are pleased to report that all our team completed the challenging 5k course overcoming obstacles such as water filled ditches, 10 foot high fences, hay bales and good old fashioned Irish […]