World Autism Awareness Day

Light it up Blue‘ for World Autism Awareness Day Saturday 2nd April 2016.

World Autism Awareness Day

C.A.P.S Cabin

In 2014 we placed a cabin on site of the Ballyjamesduff Community Créche, Virginia Road, BJD, Co. Cavan.

Home Tutor Available for ASD Children

Description & Qualifications:

Home Tutor Available for ASD children between 2.5 – 6 years old in the Cavan/Meath Area.

10 or 20 hours a week under the Dept. of Education Home Tuition Grant Scheme.

4 years experience teaching children with Autism using the ABA Method working in a center that uses interventions based on the science of behaviour analysis.

An Honours Degree in Montessori Education from St. Nicholas Montessori College in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Infant & Child First Aid qualification from Pulse Medical valid until 2017.

Also completed the 1st Module of the Lamh Manual Sign System Course & trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention(CPI) by the Crisis Prevention Institute.

For further information please contact Gerard Walsh:
Phone: 087 0522697

July Provision

July provision is a scheme available to children with autistic spectrum disorders and severe to profound learning disabilities. Home based July provision is provided for children where the school does not operate a scheme or where the child is of pre-school age in which case, parents must apply annually to the Department of Education for funding. Parents must source their own tutors/teachers for Home Based July Provision and ensure that the application form is completed. C.A.P.S help parents to source teachers.

For more information about July Provision and the application process and forms please visit the following website

Social Welfare

Social Welfare Payments you May Be Entitled to:

Domiciliary Care Allowance
Carer’s Allowance
Respite Care Grant
Carer’s Benefit

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment for a severely disabled child who is under age 16 and needs full-time care and attention far beyond what is normally required by a child of the same age.

Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a means-tested payment for carers who look after certain people in need of full-time care and attention on a full time basis. If you are in receipt of another social welfare payment and you are providing someone with full time care and attention you may qualify for a reduced rate of carer’s allowance in addition to your original payment.

Respite Care Grant

The Respite Care Grant is an annual payment for full-time carers who look after certain people in need of full-time care and attention. The payment is made regardless of the carer’s means but is subject to certain conditions.

Carer’s Benefit

Carer’s Benefit is a payment for people who have made social insurance contributions and who have recently left the workforce or have reduced their hours of work to 15 hours per week or less and are looking after somebody in need of full-time care and attention. You can get carer’s benefit for a total of 2 years for each person being cared for. You may be eligible for carer’s leave.

Other useful links

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

The tax credit can be claimed where a claimant proves that he/she has been living at any time during the tax year with a child who is permanently incapacitated either physically or mentally from maintaining himself/herself. For more information check out the ” target=”_blank”>Citizens Advice website or Irish Revenue website.

Medical cards

If you have a medical card issued by the Health Service Executive (HSE) you can receive certain health services free of charge. Normally, your dependent spouse or partner and your children are also covered for the same range of health services.

If you do not qualify for a medical card on income grounds, you may qualify for a GP Visit Card. For more information Click Here.

CAPS Christmas Newsletter 2015

To view our Christmas Newsletter 2015 please click HERE.

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CAPS Christmas Newsletter 2015 Cover