What can Aspire do for you?

The Aspire information line provides information and supports to individuals with Asperger Syndrome, their families, and professionals around the country. The information line 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 info@aspireireland.ie
Aspire are now providing a new social communication programme called 'SocialEyes', developed by the National Autistic Society. This programme does not ask for individuals with Asperger Syndrome to change how they interact, or to copy behaviours that are ‘typical’.

The Programme provides students the option to better understand social interaction and to develop strategies to cope with stressful social situations and focuses on 8 areas of difficulty for people with Asperger Syndrome. This programme is currently running in Dublin and will be run in different locations around the country in 2019. Email aileen@aspireireland.ie for more information
Aspire have been awarded funding by the National Lottery to support socially isolated adults with Asperger Syndrome in their local communities within Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.

Participants will be linked with a volunteer according to hobbies, interests, volunteer skill set and location and would meet once a month, on a one to one basis, to support service users with their individual goals. These goals will be developed with the service user, Aspire and family members and implemented with the support of a CEP volunteer.

This programme will be starting in 2019. Get in touch with niamh@aspireireland.ie to find out more.
The Aspire Adult Social Group meet on the first Tuesday of every month in a retro arcade game bar in the Smithfield area of Dublin. This group is self directed and is specifically for Adults with Asperger Syndrome to come and meet like minded people in a supportive environment. Get in touch with info@aspireireland.ie for more information about the group
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 veronica@aspireireland.ie
The Aspire residential unit provides independent living support for two adults with Asperger Syndrome. Support is provided by a talented team of qualified social workers. A person centred approach is used to facilitatate engagement in the community and progression into independence. Any enquires regarding the residential unit can be made to Aspires CEO Aileen on aileen@aspireireland.ie
The Aspire book shop has books for children, adolescents, adults, parents and partners.

These books can help parents discuss a diagnosis with their child, help a teen better understand their Asperger Syndrome and help a newly diagnosed adult get a better insight to the condition.