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Teach Saoirse Respite House

This purpose built children's respite facility provides services to 40 children with a range of disabilities and needs, from cerebral palsy to children on the autistic spectrum.

Address: 

Enable Ireland,
Teach Saoirse,
Joe Daly Road,
Nenagh,
Co.Tipperary. 

Telephone: 
(067) 34375

Going to Teach Saoirse is like a treat to Stephen. He has two overnight stays every month and he knows in advance the dates that he is going. As a father of a child with autism, there are huge benefits to Stephen being able to avail of respite. It goes beyond just Stephen and impacts the whole family.

Read Stephen's story

Known as Teach Saoirse, the purpose built facility provides services to 40 children with a range of disabilities and needs, from cerebral palsy to children on the autistic spectrum. The house can accommodate a maximum of five children at any one time in three bedrooms and has been designed around the needs of the children staying there. There is a communal area where children can socialise together and also a specially designed sensory room where they can retreat to when they need some quite time. This is particularly important for children coming here who may be on the autistic spectrum. The building also includes kitchen and dining area, communal area, multi-sensory room, bedrooms, office accommodation and a large outdoor enclosed play area. 

Who is eligible for this service?

Children with autism, and intellectual disability or a physical and sensory disability.

How do I get a referral?

You can get a referral through your Early Intervention Team, through Public Health Nurse, Medical Practioner or self referral. Please contact us for more information. 

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