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Support Groups for the Disabled in Ireland

Find disability, mental health and special needs support groups in Ireland. Supporting all disabled people, their carers and family members throughout NI and the Republic. ABLEize lists much needed support services in this dedicated section for Ireland to save you searching. The sites listed below provide a variety of support including groups, advice services and helplines for people with a range of disabilities, mental health issues and special needs.  See highlighted categories below providing information about autism support, blind and visually impaired learning disabled and wheelchair users as well as support services and information for people with hearing impairments and varying levels of blind and vision impairments.

For all other support scroll down for a mixture of recognised support services for Ireland.  ABLEize was established in 2006 and grows on a daily bases and is now the largest and most up to date disability directory in the UK.  This disability and special needs support section is specific to Ireland. Please show your support by including a mention of ABLEize on your website if you have one or if you prefer why not share this page by clicking the “Send this page” link below. Trust ABLEize we have disability covered for Ireland!

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Ireland’s largest dementia care and service provider. View help and support sections, resources and a range of helpful links and facts along with details of how support can help. National helpline details included.

Provides a range of disabled and non disabled child support services throughout Ireland. Includes support group details, real stories and how to get involved or offer a donation.

Offers dedicated Irish support services as well as meetings, events and social outings for people with brain injury in Ireland, their family and carers. Based in Dublin.

Set up to support people living at home in Ireland with a range of physical and neurological conditions. Includes support services including accommodation and respite as well as volunteering opportunities.

A parent led organisation with details of activities and events as well as cystic fibrosis research information and a varied range of support services, advocacy, benefits advice and much more. Find out how to get involved via their website.

The Departments statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services. Includes disabled issues.

Providing information, advice and news for anybody with diabetes in Ireland. Includes facts about living with diabetes, care centre resources and a range of helpful diabetes downloads. Basedin Santry, Dublin.

Helping people with Down syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, friendship and disability and special needs support groups in Ireland locations. Includes a clickable location map.

Provides support services to adults and children with a range of disabilities from 40 locations across 14 counties. Site offers details of the services that include leisure, supported employment, assistance with independent living and personal development.

A dedicated support group for people affected by fibromyalgia across Ireland. Offers advice, FAQ’s, symptom details and contacts for support.

A site located in Belfast offering medical facts, pain management, FAQ and a helpline open Monday to Friday.

Registered Irish charity established for more than 25 years and offering support via dedicated groups located in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Site offers online information and resources with support group contacts.

Set up to support anybody suffering with sarcoidosis, a disease that affects the lungs, eyes, lymph nodes and skin. Read details of the condition, treatments and causes as well as contact information.

ISDH providing a comprehensive resource of disability health articles, resources and sites of interest.

An organisation run for people who are affected with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Providing support and resources to people with muscular dystrophy, their families and carers in Ireland. Site includes contact details, fundraising information and research news.

Offers advice, equipment details, publications and support to those with chest, stroke or heart conditions within Northern Ireland.

Set up to offer support to survivors of Polio offers news, details of events and a national Polio register. Includes a dedicated support helpline.

The DAI lobbies to improve the lives of people with dyslexia. Offers diagnosis and assessment details, plus resources and fundraising information.

An independent authority which has been set up to help drive continuous improvement in Ireland’s health and social care services.

The Irish Government Office with overall responsibility for developing, co-ordinating and driving Ireland’s National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007 – 2016.

An independent not-for-profit organisation. Offers training, employment, social care and commercial services to people with disabilities.