Useful Websites

Túsla, the Child & Family Agency is the state agency responsible for improving well being and outcomes for children.  For information on child protection, early intervention and family support services. 



The Irish Society for Autism was formed with the goal of creating awareness of autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism.



AsIAm Is Ireland’s National Autism Charity. We are working to create a society in which every autistic person is empowered to reach their own personal potential and fully participate in society. We believe that by developing the capacity of the autism community and addressing the societal barriers to inclusion we can make Ireland the world’s most autism-friendly country.



Aspire has offered support and information to people who have Asperger Syndrome and their families in Ireland since 1995.



The National Parents Council is the representative organisation for parents of children attending primary school. 

Tel: 01 887 4034       

Email: info@npc.ie

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm       

Tel: 01 887 4477               

Email: helpline@npc.ie  



The Dyslexia Association of Ireland works with and for people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy and raising awareness of dyslexia. 



Dyspraxia Ireland provides information and support to parents of children with dyspraxia. 



Special Needs Parents Association is a national organisation to represent the views of all parents  who have children with special needs, regardless of the diagnosis or age.



Special Needs Active Parents' vision for the future is a positive family focused group, recognised nationally for providing and ensuring better services, support, activities and information in the pursuit of happy children and supported families.



HSE is support for Carers of children with a disability.



Inclusion Ireland campaigns for changes in services and legislation that will improve the quality of life and participation of people with an intellectual disability in Irish Society.



Parentline is a national, confidential helpline that offers parents support, information and guidance on all aspects of being a parent and any parenting issues. 



Mental Health Ireland is a service that promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and recovery.



Information on public services and entitlements.



Ireland's leading carer guidance website which provides a service to a broad base across all sectors of the economy and age profiles.



Ormonde college offers fully accredited courses which can lead to employment opportunities directly or provide access pathway to further study in a wide variety of third level institutions



National Learning Network NLN provides training and specialist support to people who, for a variety of reasons, may find it difficult to gain employment. 



Kilkenny Carlow etb provides a comprehensive range of quality education programmes and support designed to meet the needs of young people and adults in Kilkenny and Carlow.



SOS provides services and support to people with a intellectual disability.



Kingsriver provides education, training and life skills for people over the age of 18, with a variety of support needs, in a community setting.



Barnardos work directly with children and families providing support, training and resources.



Jigsaw offer a listening ear, and give expert advice and support, online and in person, to young people across Ireland, aged 12 – 25 years-old.



Advice and infromation website for parents on a wide array of issues - wellbeing, bullying, anxiety, depression, cyber bullying, grief stress. 



SpunOut is Ireland's youth information website created by young people, for young people aged between 16 - 25.



NCBI is the national sight loss agency. It is not for profit charitable organisation which provides support and services nationwide to people experiencing sight loss. NCBI also provide a rang of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired.



The National Adult Literacy Agency is an independent charity committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.



Excellent online resource for advice on topics relating to parenting, school, exams, worry etc.



Kilkenny Sports Partnership work towards promoting greater participation in sports and physical activity.



Special Olympics is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability.  Through sports, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams and know they can fit in.



Cara is the national centre seeking to promote and develop quality sport and Physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.



Information on a range of health topics from smoking, healthy eating and mental health issues etc.



Nua Day provision of residential care, supported living, community outreach and day services to children and adults with intellectual abilities and complex support requirements.