Members providing services in Galway

The Association's vision adopted in 2005 states: The Galway Association is dedicated to enabling people with an intellectual disability realise their dreams and ambitions.


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Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (formerly The Peter Bradley Foundation) provides supported living accommodation for people with acquired brain injury, and aims to be a model for the integration of these people into the community. The organisation is working to set up, model, and evaluate a service model for the management of residential homes, and provides a framework to develop an attitude of co-operative and independent living.


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The Society provides services and information to support people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and their carers. It operates a national network of services including day care and home support-care services while support groups operate around the country for carers. The Society also offers practical information and emotional support through its National Helpline and the provision of literature.


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The Foundation provides a comprehensive education service which includes; a wide range of information leaflets on different kinds of arthritis, information lectures by health professionals, annual Information Days in Dublin and Cork, quarterly newsletter 'Arthritis News', children's programme, Mail Order Catalogue full of helpful aids and appliances that can make day to day tasks that bit easier. The Foundation is continuing to fund research into Arthritis in Ireland.


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The mission of Aspire is to provide support and information to people with Asperger Syndrome and their families in Ireland.
The Association undertakes and supports research into the condition and works to raise awareness of Asperger Syndrome among parents, professionals, and the general public.


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AWARE provides support for depression sufferers and their relatives through support group and phone line counselling services. It also seeks to educate the public about depression through a "Beat the Blues Campaign" and Youth Forum public lecture series.


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CIL Galway raises awareness that people with disabilities have civil rights to run their own lives, be active participants in society, permanent / ongoing personal assistant scheme, self development, acquisition of funds / resources to further objectives.


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Chime promotes the right of deaf people to enjoy an equality of opportunity in all aspects of life and to develop full independence and citizenship. The Association promotes the rights of parents of deaf children to enjoy access to the full range of appropriate supports. DeafHear.ie promotes the following services:

  • Family Resource Centre
  • DeafTech
  • deaf awareness training
  • Job Club
  • Citizens Information Centre
  • classes in sign language
  • English and literacy


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The aim of the Association is to provide back-up services for young people with cystic fibrosis.


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DSI is a national organisation representing 2500 member families. As well as providing support for parents and families, it aims to improve medical, social and educational services to people with DS.


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Dyslexia Association of Ireland promotes public awareness of specific learning disability and promotes the welfare of people with this difficulty.


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The Dyspraxia Association was formed in 1995 with the aim of raising awareness of dyspraxia in Ireland and to create a better understanding of the difficulties children and parents face. The organisation works to ensure adequate resources are available to support the needs of children with dyspraxia. This includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy and education. Information sharing and a support network for parents are also provided.


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Enable Ireland is a leading national provider of services for people with disabilities and their families. They provide services for children with disabilities and / or developmental delay who require a team-based approach, and young adults with disabilities requiring training, employment, personal assistance and advocacy. Services include a range of educational, therapeutic, training, employment and family support services.


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Epilepsy Ireland aims to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy, their families and carers through the provision of information, advice and counselling.


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Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years in 2016 – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers). The merger brings the best of both charities as one national voice to represent fairness for carers.


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Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is a community based charity that supports indviduals and families living with autism in Galway city and county. The GAP mission is to improve quality of life experience for individuals and families living with autism by providing and facilitating quality peer support, information, social activties, training and education. GAP is overseen by a voluntary Board of Trustees and the majority of activities are made possible through the assistance of volunteers.


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Grow works to promote mental health and well being for all to prevent mental ill-health for people who are at risk and to support people with mental health problems during their recovery.


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A voluntary organisation of parents, professionals and friends working to promote the welfare of children and adults with Autism. The Society provides an information service and offers support and guidance to people with Autism and their families. The Society also provides residential and vocational services for people with Autism.


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IWA is the national organisation of people with limited mobility with over 20,000 members and service users. The role of the IWA is:

  • to advocate for change, locally and nationally, by representing the issues and concerns of adults and children with limited mobility;
  • to research, develop and pilot new concepts of service delivery and to deliver services in partnership with state agencies.

IWA has a broad range of services for people with physical disabilities, which include:

  • Advocacy
  • Assisted Living Services
  • Resource and Outreach Centres
  • Independent Living Apartments
  • InterAction - a Community Development Project
  • Motoring Advice, Assessment and Tuition
  • Transport
  • Employment, Training and Education
  • Sport
  • Respite Holidays
  • Peer Counselling
  • Information and Publications
  • Youth Services


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The Society provides professional services to people with multiple sclerosis, their families, friends and carers.


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MDI provides support to persons affected by muscular dystrophy and their families through the provision of a range of services e.g. family support service, counselling, freephone, respite care, youth activities, holidays, independent living and training opportunities. It also funds medical research.


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The NCBI seeks to optimise the intellectual, social and economic independence of visually impaired people and to minimise the effects of visual impairment. Services include mobility and daily living skills training, peer counselling and family therapy, advice, information and support from a nationwide network of community resource workers, centre based rehabilitation, low vision clinic, talking book and Braille libraries, bi-monthly magazine, information and equipment resource centre, teaching aids, employment support service and technology assessment and support unit.


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Parkinson's Association of Ireland assists patients, their carers and families, providing advice and information. The Organisation also fund and assist research into the effects, causes and possible cure of Parkinson's disease.

 Freephone: 1800 359359


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The Rehab Group is an independent, not for profit, non governmental organisation, operating across national boundaries, which is dedicated to promoting social integration, economic independence and equal opportunities especially for people with disabilities.


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To provide quality sports training and competition programme for people with learning disabilities.


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The Association's primary and long term aim is to complement, support and provide for the various stages of development in the lives of its members with disabilities, their families and friends.


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