FRIENDSHIP CLUBS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Aims of Arch Clubs
- To provide a social outlet for people with special needs.
- To develop the members social skills, self- esteem and quality of life through a dynamic range of activities.
- To provide support, information and respite for parents and families.
- To influence public policy towards those with special needs through contact with statutory agencies.
Leixlip Arch Club Young Person of the Year 2014
Anthony is 17 years old and has been attending the Leixlip Arch Club since he was 8 with his mother, Denise, and sister Leiane, a member of the Club. Over the years he has chosen to return each week and become more and more involved. Anthony sets up the club each week; attends outings and holidays with the members; and is our resident DJ. He is always willing and eager to help in any way possible and as of October 2014 is also a committee member. Anthony has built up a wonderful rapport with the members and if he is ever late or not available for the Club it never goes unnoticed. Anthony is a very admirable young man and a great role model for people of all ages.
Anthony is now one of our long standing volunteers and we would be at a loss without him. We are very proud of this achievement and appreciate all he does for the Leixlip Arch Club.
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The Rainbow Junior Arch Club is a Saturday social club for children with special needs and their families.
It is based in Scoil Chiaráin in Glasnevin, Dublin 11, but families from all over north Dublin and Fingal come and enjoy the fun, friendship and activities on offer.The Club is for children with special needs aged 4 to 13 years.
The club can be contacted on 0858508316
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Tramore Arch Club
We are very busy in the club at the minute with 72 members. Recently,
Supt. Finbarr Murphy invited us to visit our local Garda station. We had great fun visiting the cells, being handcuffed in Garda cars, turning on sirens, etc. During our visit we had a talk about safety . We were treated to drinks and goodies at the end of our visit. For information on our club contact Anne Crowley, Mobile: 087 6402190