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Letter of Wishes

As a parent of a child with special needs, it is very easy to put things on the long finger because you are so busy with immediate demands on your time. If you haven’t already written a Letter of Wishes … Continued

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SNPA welcomes new remit of Ombudsman for Children

On 5 April, it was announced that the National Council for Special Education would come under the investigative remit of the Children’s Ombudsman. This announcement – which followed a long campaign by TDs, parents and representations by the Ombudsman for … Continued

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Funding A Special Needs Trust

Why set up a Special Needs Trust? A well-funded Special Needs Trust improves the quality of life of your child with special needs. How do I go about funding a Special Needs Trust? There are four main options for parents … Continued

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Horse Riding and Special Needs

Review A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to join families form Wicklow Dyspraxia on an open day at an equestrian center to find out about horse riding and special needs and it was lovely to see so many families … Continued

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Importance of Making a Will

Recently I created a special needs financial plan for a family whose youngest child had a physical disability; it struck me how unaware they were of the dangers in not having a will. In the course of conversation they mentioned … Continued