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Christmas Countdown!

The Christmas Countdown has well and truly begun in 197C with the decoration of the beautiful Christmas tree, Mince Pie Monday, Oreo Snowmen making and Midnight Market prep underway! The Christmas spirit is in the air and is infectious!

Winter Wonderland in Georges House

Georges House residents and staff hosted their Christmas outdoor socially distanced party last week and what a success it was! The gardens were illuminated with lights, laughter and festive cheer! Music, dancing, singing, sweet treats and hot drinks…a fantastic evening! It could not have taken place without the efforts of some very hard working people …

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Welcome to Gheel!

As of today we have a total of 27 new people that have started with Gheel over the last few weeks who will be accessing support through our Northside, Southside & North Kildare Transition Services. 27 individuals who are undoubtedly great additions to the Gheel Community. 27 individuals who our staff will have the privilege …

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Milestone Birthday!

This week saw a milestone event as one of our residents, Grainne, turned 60 years of age. Grainne celebrated the day in her new apartment. Due to current restrictions Grainne’s birthday was a little different than she would have imagined, but thanks to the hard work and planning of her support staff the occasion was …

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The Power of Words

Philip who is supported by the North Dublin Transition team was recently interviewed on the ‘ALL BODIES podcast’ – this episode was recorded for culture night. Philip is a poet, he speaks about his passions – writing and poetry and his experience of autism. Philip’s piece starts around the 24 minute mark, although the whole …

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New Dating App

We just heard of a new dating app designed for people with Autism. Currently its more difficult to meet new people as we are being asked to keep our social networks small because of the pandemic so this App could be the perfect solution to building friendships or romantic relationships online.    

Challenging Stereotypes

You may have heard of a recent challenge on TikTok that has caused controversy by encouraging the mimicking of autistic people with a focus on stimming. In response to this one of the people we support recently posted a blog and we encourage you all to read it when you have a moment. Click here …

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New Diggs

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Grainne on her new home! Grainne has recently moved from her own apartment in Gheel’s Fairview complex to her new apartment in the community. Here she is enjoying a cup of team with Stephen who alongside some very dedicated staff have supported Grainne to make this exciting …

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And the Gaisce Award goes to…

…Joe! Joe, who is supported by the Northside Transition Team, completed his Bronze Gaisce award this year – an amazing achievement. Here is what he had to say about his experience: Q – What was the best thing about Gaisce – “It was great – I especially liked the overnight trip, it was a new experience …

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