Upcoming Advocacy Meetings

Dates have been set for the next Anne Sullivan Centre (ASC) Advocacy Working Groups. The Dublin Advocacy Group will meet on Wednesday Sept September 5th from 11am-1pm in the Anne Sullivan Centre on Brewery Road, Co Dublin. The Cork Advocacy Group will meet on Wednesday September 12th from 11am-1pm in Cork Deaf Association Offices on […]

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Here are some links to upcoming  seminars and workshops in Ireland and the UK that  may be of interest to the community of people who are deafblind: Gordon Dutton workshop on Cortical Visual Impairment  Sept 29 10-3 at Child Vision, Drumcondra: Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cortical-visual-impairment-a-workshop-with-professor-gordon-dutton-tickets-43527940241?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword= CHARGE Syndrome Professionals Day Oct 19, 2018  in Birmingham https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charge-syndrome-uk-conference-professionals-day-registration-46510535263 CHARGE […]

ASC Summer Barbecue

Come and join us for our Annual Summer Barbecue at the Anne Sullivan Centre on Saturday the 23rd June from 12pm – 3pm. Music will be provided by Blue Moon Trio and there will be lots of other entertainment happening including raffles, games and a bouncy castle. RSVP to 087 6457586 before Mon 18th June […]

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 […]