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Empowerment to improve outcomes for special children

Friday, 5th September, 2014 11:14pm
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Empowerment to improve outcomes for special children
Empowerment to improve outcomes for special children

‘SPECIAL Strength for Special Parents’ is a unique financial and health education evening next week for parents of young and adult children with an intellectual disability or autism.

The charity event is the brainchild of two young West Cork businesswomen, Caroline Crowley of chartered accountancy firm Charles P Crowley & Co, and Bandon-based nutritional therapist Alison Kingston. It is tailored to meet many practical issues, ranging from financial supports to optimum nutrition to educational support to healthcare supports.

Dr Caroline Goldsmith, a world-renowned authority in the field of autism, will speak at the event. Dr Goldsmith was an advisor to the EU parliamentary disabilities commission in Brussels.

She introduced biomedical intervention to Ireland in 2004 and appeared on the award-winning RTÉ documentary on austism, ‘The Lion in the Room.’ Dr Goldsmith is currently involved in reform in Ireland of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of child and adult neuro psychological conditions including Autism, ASD and ADHD.

There will also be experts, ranging from psychiatrists speaking on the role of medication and psychologists speaking on the role of behaviour strategies, as well as innovative local therapists, who will be available to speak to and advise parents in a confidential and private manner.

Caroline Crolwey stated: ‘The saying “knowledge is power” is undisputed and the event should raise awareness and assist parents as they set out to improve outcomes for their children, we also hope to raise much funds for the hardworking team at CoAction.’

The event takes place on Thursday next, September 11th, at 7pm in the offices of Charles P Crowley New Road, Bandon. It is open to all and €10 is payable per person.

To book your place email cpcregisternow@gmail.com or call 023-8841899.

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