Health Centre and Primary Care Services
Some children may initially or continue to receive services via their local care centre or primary care centre. Local HSE health centres may run a variety of services depending on resources e.g. psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy.
Early Intervention Services
Early Intervention Services primary deal with children ages 0 to 6 years. Springtime Early Intervention Service is provided in a partnership between the Health Service Executive (HSE); Brothers of Charity Services Galway; and Enable Ireland. The service is managed by the Early Intervention Manager and delivered via five network teams in County Galway. These teams provide multidisciplinary services for children with a disability aged between birth and 6 years of age.
For more information see https://positiveparenting.ie/springtime-early-intervention-service/
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH (CAMHS)
Ballard House, Bothar Le Cheile, Westside, Galway
CAMHS is a free service provided by the HSE for children and adolescents, generally up to the ages of 16-18, with mental health difficulties. Your child must be referred to CAMHS, but this can usually be done by the family GP. CAMHS can help with social skills, behavioral problems, or parenting support too. You can contact CAMHS in Ballard House on 091 580100.
(NOTE Since 2012 CAMHS primarily now only deal with Mental Health Issues . School age children presently with a primary diagnosis of Autism are now referred onto the Galway Roscommon Autism Spectrum Disorder Service based in Athenry CoGalway )
BROTHERS OF CHARITY
Woodlands Center, Renmore, Galway
The Brothers of Charity Services Galway provide a wide range of services to people with an intellectual disability and their families. Services range from early intervention services through to school age services and a variety of programmes for adults, devised according to the level of support that is required. Services include educational, day, residential, respite, and a range of support services.
You can contact the Brothers of Charity in Galway on 091 721400.