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ASD Sites
The National Autistic Society
Autism NI
Irish Society for Autism
Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE)Autism Support Ireland
CEAT (Centre for Early Autism Treatment)
Irish Society for ASD

General Education Sites
Department of Education (NI)
Department of Education and Science (ROI)
NI Curriculum
ROI curriculum
Autism Education Trust
Inclusion website (UK)
Inclusion website (ROI)

Education and Library Boards (NI)
Education Authority
Regional Training Group
Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South

Special Education Sites
Special Education Support Service (ROI)
Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE)
Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA)
National Association for Mental Handicap in Ireland (NAMHI)
National Disability Authority (NDA)
Forum of People with Disabilities in Ireland
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland
Irish Deaf Society
European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education
Learning Disabilities Online
National Council for Special Education
AHEAD - Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Inclusion Ireland
Inclusion International
Enable Ireland
Education support for Northern Ireland

Intellectual Disabilities
The European Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Sensory Disabilities
Access West Sensory Disability
Fighting Blindness
Irish Deaf Society
Irish Hard of Hearing Association
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
National Association for Deaf People

Employment and Career Opportunities
Jobcentre Plus
Disability Rights Commission
Equality Commission Northern Ireland
Department for Employment and Learning
Department for Work and Pensions
British Council of Disabled People
Employers' Forum on Disability
RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and rehabilitation
SKILL (The National Bureau for Students with Disabilities)
SKILL Northern Ireland
nidirect government services
The Careers Service Northern Ireland

Legal advice
Disability Law Service
Disability Rights Commission

Health Sites
British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Sensory Integration Network
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Western Health and Social Care Trust
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Health Service Executive Ireland
Department of Health UK
Department of Health and Children (ROI)
Enable Ireland

Language and Communication Websites - Ireland
Anti Bullying Centre
Children's Rights Alliance
Citizens Information
Educate Together
Foras Patrunachta na Scoileanna Lan-Ghaeilge Teo
IPPA, the Early Childhood Organisation
National Children's Advisory Council
National Children's Office
National Council for Special Education
National Education Psychological Service (NEPS) - Information for NEPS can be found on the Department of Education and Science website
National Parents Council Post Primary
National Youth Council of Ireland
Ombudsman for Children's Office
School Development Planning Support (Primary)
Special Education Support Service

Parent and teacher support website
Children's Law centre
Gingerbread NI
Kid's Allergies
National Deaf Children's Society
Northern Ireland Childminding Association
Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Tiny Life (formerly Northern Ireland Mother and Baby Action)
Women's Aid
The ASD Education Trust

Social Stories
The Gray Centre
Region 2 Digital Lending Library Social Stories Information & Resources
Social stories for specific age groups and interests
How to write a social story

Visual Schedules
A definition and sample visual schedules are shown on this website
The "how to" of organising a visual schedule is describe here
Look here for components and tips for creating visual schedules
Why use visual schedules? Here are a few reasons
Tips on designing and using visual schedules
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children)
Educational Approaches
Twinkl (Early Years and KS1 teaching resources)

Behaviour and Stress Management
This book is practical and a great tool for teachers and parents

Sensory Processing Issues
Here is a website with numerous links to articles on sensory integration
Read this site for answers to frequently asked questions about sensory issues
Here are the sensory products for individuals who have sensory processing differences
Information on sensory processing and sensory diets is provided on this site
Learn about sensory diets and how OTs work with children

Speech and language developmental milestones are listed on this site
An explanation of autism and communication difficulties is shown here
Here is a book that provides social skills instructions and interventions
A reference book for teaching social communication skills is listed
An overview of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is shown on this site
The 4 components of social communication are provided on this site
A resource for parents, teachers and students
Here is brief information on the hidden curriculum, Brenda Smith Myles
Lesson Plans for the teaching of social skills ASD specific resources
Do2Learn Games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for special

Communication Resources. Classroom resources to support children with SEN. The site has a large
range of print and interactive materials supporting several curriculum

Speech Mark Speech and language resources
SEN Teacher Behaviour charts, certificates, emotion cards

The Economic and Social Research Institute