Launch of Deafblind Literacy Project Following on from the success of our pilot programme last year, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Deafblind Literacy Project. The funded grant is one of 55 chosen by the Toy Show Appeal through the Community Foundation for Ireland and for the next year we will be […]

Adapted sensory books project

The Anne Sullivan Foundation’s Outreach Services recently completed a pilot project with St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe and their local secondary school’s TY group. Nine girls from Scoil Mhuire received training from one of our Outreach Consultants on how to adapt books for children who are deafblind and each made a tactile book on […]

Book of Kells Online Animation

The Anne Sullivan Foundation recently consulted with Trinity College, Dublin to make their Book of Kells exhibition more accessible to children who are Deaf and hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired, and deafblind. They have adapted 2 animated videos entitled “Seagull, Seagull” and “The Very Long Room” with captions, ISL interpreting and audio descriptions. […]

Online Deafblind Training Course

The Anne Sullivan Foundation are pleased to announce their next weekly online training course is open for registration. This course is suitable for family members or professionals working with children and adults who have combined hearing and vision impairment. Participants from outside Ireland are very welcome but should understand it will be focused on individuals […]

Job Vacancy

The Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently advertising for the position of  Donor Engagement and Communications Officer. The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience required to develop and implement a  fundraising strategy for the Anne Sullivan Foundation. They will also be experienced in content creation for our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and […]

Yarn Bombing for Deafblind Awareness

Our colleagues in Deafblind International ( DBI) have announced a global yarn bombing project for their June 2021 awareness campaign. Yarn bombing  is an exciting, fun, and creative way to engage members of the deafblind community in a large scale tactile art project.   Each installation around the world will be constructed by people who are deafblind, their families and loved ones, advocates, support staff/ […]

Happy New Year

The Anne Sullivan Centre would like to wish all our followers and supporters a very Happy and Hopeful New Year.  2020 has been a very difficult year for everybody due to Covid-19 including people who are deafblind.  Thankfully we have gotten through it due to the huge dedication and teamwork of our skilled staff, families, volunteers, board of management and the adaptability and resilience of the people we support in our residential, day and outreach […]

Resources for Parents

There are a number of great online resources for parents for home learning and support while COVID-19 meaures are in place.  Today we draw your attention to… The Irish Government’s resources: The Irish National Council for Special Education which provide resources about a different theme every week: