A message from Dustin

We recently received a message from Dustin the Turkey acknowledging the wonderful work being carried out by staff in Gheel! Thanks Dustin for taking the time to reach out to us! Click on the link below to see the message.

A Guide to Voting 2020

Click here to download An easy-read Guide to Voting in the General Election 2020. As a citizen of Ireland it is important to get out on the 8th February 2020 and use your vote and have your say!

Have your say!

Please support the National Federation’s (NFVB) publicity campaign when politicians call to your door canvassing. Please print and hand to them this message, it will go a long way to supporting people with disabilities, their families and the section 39 pay restoration. Thank you #disabilityfundingcrisis Click here to download the message.

Autism Favourable Environments

A person’s environment can be demanding. People experience their environment in different ways. One person may take in their environment visually, another using their sense of smell. It may matter to a person what part of the room they sit in, it may matter that there is space to run around. Here is a guide …

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Autism Friendly Christmas Tips

Christmas is different to other times of the year. It can be unpredictable, noisy, loud and normal routines can change. Here are some things to consider that could potentially support someone with ASD through the holiday season.

New Partnerships

We are delighted to announce that Gheel have partnered with Aldi in Maynooth and they will soon commence autism friendly quiet shopping hours at this store. Darragh Byrne of the Autism Practice Team met with the staff and provided autism awareness training over 2 days. The team at Aldi were very enthusiastic and keen to …

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Strategic Plan Update

Click here to view where we are at with our Strategic Goals. To view our 3 year Strategic Plan click here to download.

Shared Learning

It’s great to get the opportunity to develop links with other companies as there is value in shared learning. We had a great opportunity to visit a company in a very different field and see what we could learn from their processes and bring back to Gheel. We attended a workshop on “design thinking” at …

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Giving Back!

Paul visited The Friends of St. Brigids Hospice and presented Ena Hanlon (Chairperson of St. Brigids) with a generous check of €413 which he raised by hosting a coffee morning in September. Paul was accompanied by Ann who helped Paul run the event.

Physical Activity Education Programme

Gheel has been selected alongside 9 other organisations to roll out the Physical Activity Education Programme in 2020. This programme is for people with disabilities with a targeted delivery through adult day care services. Developed in partnership with the HSE, Cara (Sport Inclusion Ireland) and Sport Ireland, the aim of the programme is to increase …

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