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: Register here for the CIV workshop CHARGE Syndrome Professionals Day Oct 19, 2018  in Birmingham… Continue reading Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

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… Continue reading Hospitals Initiative 2018

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 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

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… Continue reading Ratification of UNCRPD

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