A new video, which aims to help children with autism to communicate better, has just been launched by the South Western Area Health Board (SWAHB). The video, 'Share the moment', is the first of its kind produced in Ireland.
Its production involved collaboration between health and education staff, children with autism and their families. It uses footage of autistic children's interactions with each other, as well as with their parents and with staff.
According to Pat Donnelly, chief executive of the SWAHB, while every child with autism is different, 'they tend to share difficulties in the areas of communication, social skills and imagination'.
The video aims to help with the development of communication skills, he said.
It was produced by senior speech and language therapist, Vivienne Foley and was facilitated by social worker, Angela Quinn.
The launch took place at Beechpark in Stillorgan, Dublin. Beechpark provides a comprehensive service to people with autism and their families, including special classes and residential respite.
Autism is a neurological condition in which a child is unable to relate to people and situations. Physically there is nothing wrong with them, which can make diagnosis difficult. However most will have been diagnosed by the age of three.
where can i get this video,as i have a child with autisim.
is this video readily available to buy in the shops
Where can i get this video, is it available to buy??
Can I buy this video?
Like the others, I would like to purchase the video, but where? Its ok to show peoples questions-do the replies get shown? I don't see any here.
I ask "What do we do for the disabled?" Many try to make money from a frightened parentel commodity.Some genuinly want to help and others just want to be heard to be helping. I have found you from here in Australia and it seems my quest ends here as the promise of help has nothing I can offer my son.
IS THERE ANYONE OUTTHERE? AS A PARENT OF A RECENTLY DIAGNOSED CHILD I TOO WOULD LOVE A COPY OF THIS VIDEO. SO IF ANS. IS KNOWN PLS POST ON SITE.
Is this video available?
I am a teacher of a child with autism and would like to know how to get this video
Like others above I would also like to know how to get this video please.
Does anyone know where this video is available please?
wher can i get this video. It sounds great.
Our 4 year old grandson has just been diagnosed as being autistic.Like all the others posted ,can you please let us know where this video is available.
Info on how I can get this video?
It seems everyone is asking the same question - is there any answer?
has anybody tried contacting the South Western Area Health Board and asking them can they get a copy of the video?
I know ASPIRE have made a video in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and it costs about €10 - see http://www.aspire-irl.org/onlineshop.htm It's called
Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Parents, Teachers, Young People and Other Professionals
see www.ncse.ie for information on education issues including guidelines for developing Individual Educaton Plans etc.