Hospitals Initiative 2018

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 […]

Movement for Wellbeing classes

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 […]

Ratification of UNCRPD

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 […]

Passing of Jan Van Dijk

  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 […]

Upcoming events in 2018

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 […]

Runamuck Challenge for the Anne Sullivan Foundation raises over €1000 !

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 […]