Recent Fundraising Efforts…

Thank you to all the fundraising efforts of late!  We have been saving for two major projects – the first is the ongoing resourcing of our new Early Intervention Class.  The second project we are working towards is to renovate our student kitchen and develop much more useful and better equipped workstation for our students to practise their life-skills work at.

In the run-up to Christmas our Parent’s Association managed a great fundraiser, selling Christmas Candles for ABACAS.  We also had our second annual Christmas Choir night – great fun and a great fundraiser.  Another ABACAS family donated a knitted manger scene which was very popular and the Civil Servant’s charitable fund chose us to donate €2000 towards our kitchen project.

Thank you soooo much to everyone for their efforts.  These funds will improve the school and our students experience here – from the age of 3 to 17! We will be posting pictures of our Early Intervention room shortly and hope to have some pictures of our new kitchen up before the end of the school year!

ABACAS Gets a Facelift! A Huge Thanks to IAA, Johnson Controls and Some Amazing Volunteers.

Irish Autism Action put our name in the hat to win voluntary refurbishments through “Blue Sky Involve Project” and we were chosen!  Johnson Controls organised an amazing group of volunteers this summer to give ABACAS a huge facelift! Please see their newsletter, below (click on the blue “THANK YOU”), with all of the details of the work done. They also raised more than €3000 for equipment for our new playground!!!

Cassidy Fundraiser Raises Over €5000!

The night out in Raheny proved to be a VERY successful fundraiser for ABACAS.  Over €5000 was raised and applications have been made for Google to match that figure!  Thank you to everyone for your support – particularly Carl and Susan Cassidy for all the work they put into organising and running the event.

ABACAS Kilbarrack Represented at DBA Conference

We’re very fortunate to have a number of staff at ABACAS either working on their Masters in ABA or completing their BCBA’s.  On the 4th and 5th of April, at the Division of Behaviour Analysts Conference this year, the school will be represented in two presentations – one by Ursula Cassidy and the other by Christine Connolly.  Trish Carolan has been supporting both Ursula and Christine in their preparations.  We’re very proud to be the only DES school represented at the conference – break a leg girls!