VENUE: Enable Ireland Building, Blackberry Park, Ballykeeffe, (Off Dock Rd.) Limerick

DATE:  THURSDAY 11th APRIL 2013 FROM 5.30pm to 7.00pm

This informal information evening is aimed at parents who have questions about life post secondary school and wish to know more about what is available for a young person with special needs as they transition into Adult Services.

How will the evening work?

When you arrive, you will be given your own agenda, showing the order of speaker’s sessions. Limerick Children’s Services staff will be there to guide you.

Do I have to speak?

Not if you don’t want to! Discussions are very welcome and we hope parents will share their experiences if they would like to. But you can just come along and listen to the speakers.

Each session lasts about 15 minutes and will cover:

◊ Key facts

◊ Top Tips

◊ Opportunity to ask questions

◊ Information to take home

Each session will provide a number of guest speakers from the Department of Health and will cover:

  • Anne Long, Clinical Services Manager, Limerick Children’s Services, Blackberry Park will discuss planning and preparing (even if it is years away!) for your young person transitioning into the Adult world. Ms Long will launch our new booklet ‘Transitioning to Adult Services in Limerick’
  • Triona Ryan, Occupational Guidance Psychologist from the Occupational Guidance Services, Disability Services, HSE will discuss choices that are available to your young person on completion of post secondary educational services
  •  Carmel McLaughlin, HSE Disability Service Manager, Mid West alongside Adult Service Providers speakers will talk about Transition to Adult Living, Living needs (where to live and with whom)Resources for Independent Living, Supported and Community Living.
  •  Val Real, Area Manager National Learning Network,Raheen, Limerick will discuss supported employment ,community support, rehabilitation and vocational training
  •  Brenda Shinnors Kennedy, Disability Liaison Officer, University of Limerick will outline how to access educational opportunities for young people with a learning disability and what is available locally

For further information, please call: 061-498733.

Booking is not required.