ASC awarded funding for research by Teaching Council of Ireland

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… Continue Reading ASC awarded funding for research by Teaching Council of Ireland


DATES FOR NEXT ADVOCACY WORKING GROUP MEETINGS IN DUBLIN AND CORK

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… Continue Reading DATES FOR NEXT ADVOCACY WORKING GROUP MEETINGS IN DUBLIN AND CORK


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… Continue Reading Movement for Wellbeing classes



Disability Awareness Training 2018

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… Continue Reading Disability Awareness Training 2018



Irish Sign Language now legally recognised

  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… Continue Reading Irish Sign Language now legally recognised



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


Deafblindness: An Introductory Lecture

The Anne Sullivan Centre were delighted to partner with  The Centre for Deaf Studies Trinity College on Oct 18th  in delivering an introductory lecture on the topic of deafblindness. Catherine McDonald, Deirdre Leech and Heather Colson Osborne from the Anne Sullivan Centre collaborated with Aila Mikkola from The Humak University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki to deliver the… Continue Reading Deafblindness: An Introductory Lecture