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Children with a Disability

Parents of Children with a disability

A new Parents Support Network has been established for parents who have children with additional needs with the support of Waterford Childcare Committee, St Brigids Family Resource Centre,  Lower Yellow Rd, Waterford.  Parents can check SPACE facebook SPACE Waterford  or contact (051) 375261 or email on spacewaterford@gmail.com

Parent Representatives on the Local Implementation Group (LIG) for Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People           

A HSE led national programme is changing the way services are provided across the country to ensure more equitable and consistent services and supports for children with disabilities and their families. At local level a  Local Implementation Group (LIG) which includes parent representatives has been established  to plan for the changes.

In the Waterford/South Kilkenny area,  Waterford Childcare Committee has supported the  HSE in the process of identifying parent representatives for the LIG.  Two meetings with parents were held in 2014 to prepare for the selection. The parent group self selected the three  representatives who will represent the wider parent group on LIG.

In May 2015 WCCC in collaboration with the HSE and NCSE hosted two workshops on referral pathways for children with disabilities which were well attended by childcare providers and parents. In the evaluation of the workshops there were many areas highlighted which childcare providers would like to have additional support and information on. The following are the presentations presented at both workshops:

Assessing your childs needs Disability Act 2005 Part 2

CRC Waterford Presentation

Overview of the Sacred Heart Centre Services

Sesame Special Needs Preschool

Please refer to the HSE website for more information about the programme: