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19 Aug, 2020

Understanding and Recognising Dyspraxia

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group is doing great work raising awareness of dyspraxia and you can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Donegal-Dyspraxia-Support-Group Here is some information taken from the dyspraxia.ie website which explains what dyspraxia is and how it may impact on your child. You can find more information at http://dyspraxia.ie/ Child and Adult Dyspraxia/DCD Child and […]

12 May, 2020

Parenting a child with additional needs through Covid 19

Here is another excellent piece from “Parenting through Covid-19 – helpful hints to keep family life happy” produced by the team at Finn Valley FRC and Springboard Family Support Project. This time they have called upon the expertise of Wendy McCarry, manager of The Bluestack Foundation who is herself mum to a child with additional […]

21 Apr, 2020

Supporting people with additional needs during Covid19 closures

Here is a great resource offering tips and advice on how to support someone with additional needs during this Covid19 pandemic http://www.cheeverstown.ie/wp-content/uploads/Supporting-people-with-additional-needs-during-Covid-19-closures-Final-2.pdf As well as practical ideas about daily routines there are relaxation exercises, easy read information sheets about Corona Virus and much more.

15 Aug, 2019

Trust Planning Workshop for parents of children and young people with additional needs

Donegal Down Syndrome Association together with Financial Wellbeing are running a workshop for parents of children with additional needs. This workshop aims to show parents how they can go about setting up a trust fund to provide for their child into the future. Financial Wellbeing also provides useful informtion in booklet form available here – […]

26 Mar, 2019

Meitheal – working with children, young people and their families to encourage strengths and identify needs

Do you want some help with school, home, friends, worries, loneliness, family? Maybe a Meitheal could help. Meitheal is an old Irish word that describes how neighbours come together to support each other in times of need. Our Meitheal can support you and your family to get the help you need. Here is a video […]

11 Jun, 2018

‘Come & Try’ Cycling Event at the Bluestack Sports Hub

As part of Bike Week 2018 (June 9th-17th), Bluestack Sports Hub will be hosting 2 events in Donegal Town. These events are open to children/teenagers with an intellectual disability or autism. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, the links to book each session are attached below. Places are limited and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to spread […]

5 Oct, 2017

October Events in the Bluestack Foundation Centre

Look what is happening in the Bluestack Foundation this month The Saturday Club runs from 10:30 – 12:30 every Saturday in the Bluestack Foundation. It offers a wide range of activities, from messy art and craft to computer games and music. The children are able to gain and build on their social skills, make new […]

4 Sep, 2017

Bluestack Foundation Parent Support Network Meeting

The Bluestack Foundation Parent Support Network meetings will begin again on Tuesday 5th September in the Bluestack Foundation, just opposite the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town. Running from 7.30 – 9.30pm the theme for this month is ‘Social Stories’ and the speaker is Yvonne Shovelin. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every […]