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Clare Services

The Clare Early Intervention and School Age Teams provide specialist therapeutic assessment and intervention to children with complex disabilities and/or developmental delay in the Clare catchment area. The service is a partnership between Enable Ireland, the Brothers of Charity (Clare), Clare Federation for People with Special Needs and the HSE.


Lifford Road


Co. Clare 

065 6863500

Our  service is child and family centred and is offered across a range of settings. These may include at our centre, at home, or at the child's school and preschool as appropriate.
Children access services though either the Early Intervention Team (from birth to approximately six years) or through the School Age Team (from approximately 6 – 18 years of age).

Who is eligible for services?

Children under six years of age who are not yet attending school and who have been diagnosed with or who are at risk of developing a disability, or have been a high risk neonate or who have been appropriately screened and have a query or diagnosis of ASD, should be referred to the Early Intervention Team.  

Children who are over six or who are attending school and who have a primary physical, physical or intellectual disability and who have complex developmental needs or who have been screened by another service who have query or diagnosis of ASD, should be referred to the School Age Team. You can find more detailed information at

How do I get a referral?

Referrals can be made through your GP, consultant paediatrician or Public Health Nurse. A referral can also be made through a primary care team therapist or through another service such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs). You can download a copy of the referral form at

Find out more about Mid-West Disability Services Early Intervention & School Age Teams

Mid-West Family Support and Respite Services

We have provided family support and respite services to children with disabilities in the mid-west since 1997. We currently provide services to over 500 children with intellectual, physical & sensory and autism spectrum disabilities in the mid-west. We have developed the service with the assistance of the HSE West and it is provided free of charge.
Assistance given in a variety of settings in accordance with the agreement of HSE West and available resources. These include in-home, community based or group activities. We also provide residential respite breaks in both Nenagh and Ennis.  


Unit 2 Clonroad Business Park,
Co Clare


065 - 682 3060


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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