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Woodworking and STEAM

Best Buddies & ASK Workshop

June 11th

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Woodworking and STEAM

Best Buddies & ASK Workshop

June 11th

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Registrations open

Bilingual Summer Camp

July 8th-26th, 2024

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Registrations open

ACCESS Summer Club

July 1st-26th

About Us

ASK

ASK is a one-stop resource for parents, schools, and specialists, helping to support children, teenagers and young adults with learning differences and special educational needs in Switzerland. Our vision is to enable children, teenagers and young adults with learning differences and special educational needs (SEN) to reach their full potential and inclusion into society, and to ensure that they receive the understanding and respect all individuals deserve. Through the generous donations of private donors and foundations all of our services and programs are partly subsidised.

who we are

What we offer

For children, teenagers and young adults

Programs and Services

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The ACCESS Program is designed to teach life long learning beyond the classroom, to meet the needs of young adults from 17 years and up, diagnosed with learning, intellectual, and developmental difficulties.

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ACCESS Program 17+Years

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ASK provides independent assessment services with well known and highly qualified educational psychologists and specialists in their specific fields.

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Educational Assessments ALLAges

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ASK Bilingual Camp is an inclusive summer program, dedicated to offering a special haven for children and young adults aged 5-24 who have Learning Differences and Special Educational Needs.

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Bilingual Inclusive Day Camp 3-17Years

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Social Skills Group is an inclusive after school program designed to help children and adolescents develop the skills to improve their ability to relate to others.

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Social Skills Program 3-17Years

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Parent consultation offers resource information on schools and special programs, referrals to local doctors and therapists, information on available support services, and recreation activities, which meet the individual needs of the child.

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Parent Consultation ALLAges

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We offer individual CBT sessions for children and young adults with additional needs, who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, low self-esteem, exclusion and/or difficulties with relationships.. The sessions offer the participants opportunities to explore their personal challenges and to learn the skills to manage their emotions, actions, and thoughts. Read More

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ALLAges

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Focusing on socialization with same-age peers and community involvement, the ACCESS Summer Club is an opportunity to practice social, organization and planning skills within the local community.

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ACCESS Summer Club 17+Years

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Our Early Intervention Program is a parent-led program focused on developing parent capacity to teach their child social, cognitive and language skills. Following an initial consultation with the team, a bespoke individualized program will be designed for your child, and you will be directly trained and supported to deliver the program with your child. Read […]

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Early Intervention Program 0-6Years

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Children with additional learning needs can sometimes develop behaviors that are considered challenging or problematic for their social inclusion. When children engage in such behaviors, they can find themselves being excluded from their social communities (e.g., school or clubs). Without support, some of these issues worsen and lead to problems with other mental health issues, such as anxiety. […]

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Positive Behavior Support 3-17Years

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The “how to tackle” series is a practical, strategy-based workshop series which will involve a “training” element and a follow-up session, based on the parent’s experiences at home. Each workshop will be delivered during 1 hour, in-person session and then a follow-up hour session to troubleshoot on any potential issues encountered by the family and […]

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Training Series 0-6Years

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To learn about how our programs and services can benefit your son/daughter and/or all family members we offer a 30 min free video call with Dearbhaile Mahon. You can book an Informative Consultation directly online.
Parent Consultation offers information on schools and special programs, referrals to local doctors and therapists, information on available support services, and recreation activities, which meet the individual needs of  your son/daughter. Learn more by visiting our parent corner page.

Dr. Jennifer Holloway and Dearbhaile Mahon latest papers

Published research

Barriers and facilitators to practitioners’ implementation of positive behavior support practice in social care organizations in Ireland

Authors Cayleigh Dunworth Dearbhaile Mahon Jenny McSharry – University of Galway Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Read more

Precursor Behaviors to Severe Challenging Behaviors

Authors Devon Ramey Emma Craig Ciara Gunning – University of Galway Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Read more

‘It’s up to the teacher’: a qualitative study of teachers’ use of autism EBPs

Authors Dr. Lorna Barry – ASK- All Special Kids Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Jennifer Mcmahon – University of Limerick Read more

Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Autism Education in Ireland

Authors Lorna Barry – ASK- All Special Kids Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Stephen Gallagher – University of Limerick Jennifer Mcmahon – University of Limerick Read more

Developing the Parent-Coaching Assessment, Individualization, and Response to Stressors (PAIRS) Tool for Behavior Analysts

Authors Cressida Pacia – University of Galway Ciara Gunning – University of Galway Aoife Mc Tiernan – University of Galway Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre   Read more

A Systematic Review of Family-Mediated Social Communication Interventions for Young Children with Autism

Authors Cressida Pacia – University of Galway Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Ciara Gunning – University of Galway Helena Lee – University of Galway   Read more

Towards Qualification for Health and Social Care Professionals in the Field of Digital Technologies – the European Project “DDSkills“

Authors Marina Ringwald Barbara Klein Angela Riccio Helena Lydon Foteini Paschou Maurizio Panzironi Francesca Schettini Mariagrazia D’Ippolito Donatella Mattia Dr. Jennifer Holloway Aoife Mc Tiernan Ciara Gunning  Read more

A systematic review of training methods to increase staff’s knowledge and implementation of positive behaviour support in residential and day settings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Authors Dearbhaile Mahon – University of Galway Edith Walsh – Athlone Institute of Technology Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Helena Lydon – University of Galway  Read more

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Headsprout on the Reading Outcomes in Children With Autism Using Parents as Facilitators

Authors Amanda Nally – Griffith University Dr. Jennifer Holloway – ASK- All Special Kids Centre Helena Lydon – University of Galway Olive Healy – Trinity College Dublin  Read more

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