|The Aspire Helpline provides information and supports to individuals with Asperger Syndrome, their families, and professionals around the country. The helpline is available Monday to Friday from 10-1 and 2-4.30. Call us on (01) 8780027|
|Aspire membership costs €70 for the year. This is a family membership. Benefits of membership include; access to one to one meetings with Aspire staff, reduced rates for seminars, conferences and talks, newsletters and email bulletins, discount on the Aspire Book shop and access to Aspire services. Get in touch with Lindsey to find out more [email protected]|
|Aspire Adult Social Group, meets once a month in the Smithfield area of Dublin. This group is self directed and is only for Adults with Asperger Syndrome. Get in touch with [email protected] for more information and to register for your place.
|Aspire Educational Drama Classes are run in conjunction with Trinity College and organised under the direction of Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan of the school of Education. Students ages range from 5-25, all of which have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. Although class content varies by age, classes focus on scenario based role play. Participants are encouraged to problem solve as a team and to investigate the motivation of the characters played by the teachers and to interact with them in a socially aware manner. This is done by looking at body language and expressions as well as words. Get in touch with [email protected] to find out more|
|Aspire provides training for parents, education professionals, and organisations who want to further their understanding of Asperger Syndrome. Get in touch with Veronica to find out more [email protected]|
|Accelerate, the career support programme is for adults with Asperger Syndrome who wish to gain support in accessing their chosen career. Get in touch to with Aileen to find out more [email protected]|
|The Cara Connect programme is for young people aged 14- 20 with Asperger Syndrome who want to meet people with similar interests. Young people are matched with a volunteer mentor based on similar interests and hobbies. Monthly outings are organised with all young people and mentors. Get in touch with Aileen to find out more [email protected]|
|The Aspire book shop has books for children, adolescents, adults, parents and partners. Some topics covered are around understanding a diagnosis, coping with anxiety, and social understanding|