- Tír na nÓg ASD Classes.
first ASD Class. In September 2021 we opened a
second class and are currently at full capacity with
12 children enrolled.
Last year we successfully raised enough money to
install a Sensory Room, an Occupational Therapy
Room, a Lifeskills Kitchen and an enclosed outdoor
Play Area. A special word of thanks to ThermoKing,
The Bons Secours Hospital, BNP Paribas, KSG
Catering and all the local businesses who so
generously donated to our fundraising drive.
The Sensory Room will be an invaluable help to our
children to improve their sensory regulation. If the
child becomes overwhelmed by lights, noises or
unforeseen changes in their timetable, the Sensory
Room is a safe space for them to come to calm and
relax. It also benefits their visual
(projectors/bubble tube/infinity mirrors), auditory
(interactive bluetooth speaker) and tactile
processing (tactile panels on the radiator cover).
The Occupational Therapy Room will enable us to
implement physical and occupational therapy in a calm
and sheltered space. We can follow programmes given
to us by each child’s Occupational Therapist and
Physiotherapist now that we have the space and
equipment. And they really love the Ball Pit!!
The Lifeskills Kitchen will help us teach valuable life
skills that our children will need throughout their
time at school and for integration into their local
community. The children love our cooking and baking
classes, a firm favourite of many is Pizza!
The Outdoor Area will allow the children to get
exercise and physical regulation, and provide a very
important break from the busy classroom
environment. The children love the Jungle Gym,
Climbing Frame and Swings!