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Spectrum Alliance Workshops




We are delighted to announce that we have been granted funding from the HSE National Lottery Grant to host a series of workshops. There workshops are a unique opportunity to gain insights into and strategies for living with neurodiversity.

Managing Neuro Diversity – Practical Strategies for Living with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia


Workshop Topics:

  • Coping with Change presented by Veronica Leaney, Education and Training Officer, Aspire (Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland)
  • Assistive Technology presented by Amy Smyth, Information & Advocacy Coordinator (Dyslexia Association of Ireland)
  • Parenting a Neuro Diverse Teen – Lessons from the Frontline, Carla McElwee, Parent (Dyspraxia DCD Ireland)
  • Neurodiversity in the Workplace presented by Ken Kilbride and Nicola Coss, ADHD Ireland.


Workshop 1: Portlaoise Parish Centre on Tuesday April 10th from 10am to 3pm (light lunch will be provided).  Parking is available at the venue. Please get a disc at reception. To register for Workshop 1, please visit

Workshop 2: St. Laurences in DIT Grangegorman, Dublin on Tuesday April 17thfrom 10am to 3pm (light lunch will be provided).  The venue does not have parking but is easily accessible by public transport. To register for Workshop 2, please visit

Workshop 3: DLR Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Tuesday May 8th from 10am to 3pm (light lunch will be provided).  Parking is available at the venue. To register for Workshop 3, please visit

Registration fee €5, please book in advance as places are limited. For more information, please contact [email protected]