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


CHARGE Syndrome Information Days

Athlone Institute of Technology  was the location on  Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October for our CHARGE Syndrome workshop and information days. Many thanks to Gail Deuce, a specialist teacher and expert in CHARGE Syndrome  for a fantastic presentation and informative lecture. We had over 35 professionals in attendance on Friday and 11 families attended… Continue Reading CHARGE Syndrome Information Days


Report from Deafblind International European Conference 2017

Deirdre Leech (Deafblind Outreach Consultant) and Heather Colson-Osborne (Team Leader at Anne Sullivan Centre) were given the opportunity  to represent Ireland at the 9th Deafblind International European Conference in Aalborg, Denmark in September 2018.  The theme of the conference was “Touch of Closeness: Maintaining Social Connectedness” so all of the presentations revolved around topics relating… Continue Reading Report from Deafblind International European Conference 2017


Upcoming CHARGE Syndrome Workshop

“Supporting individuals with CHARGE syndrome in educational and clinical settings” The Anne Sullivan Centre is pleased to announce that it will host a professional workshop on CHARGE syndrome on  Friday, October 13, 2017  from 1-4pm at Athlone Institute of Technology . This should be of interest  to all classroom teachers, visiting teachers, SNAs, Social Workers,… Continue Reading Upcoming CHARGE Syndrome Workshop


National Disability Inclusion Strategy launched

On July 14th 2017, Minister of State for Disability Finian Mc Grath launched a new National Disability Inclusion Strategy spanning 2017 to 2021. The Strategy will take a whole of Government approach to improving the lives of people with disabilities both in a practical sense, and also in creating the best possible opportunities for people with… Continue Reading National Disability Inclusion Strategy launched