Additional Resources/References

  1. Friedreich’s Ataxia Society Ireland (FASI): The Society provides ongoing help and support to the families of those with Friedreich’s and other Genetic Ataxias, website:
  2. Central Remedial Clinic, Ireland: provides a range of specialised services for children and adults with physical disabilities, website:
  3. Enable Ireland: provides services for children and their families, which cover aspects of a child’s physical, educational and social development from early infancy through to adolescence. Enable Ireland also provides services for adults, website:
  4. Offaly Centre for Independent Living.
  5. The CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre works at a strategic level to influence and support the policies and programmes of agencies involved in the provision of sport, physical activity and physical education for people with disabilities. It is a join initiative between the Irish Sports Council and IT Tralee:
  6. Assistive Technology Overview:
    Click here for an overview of assitive technology
  7. The PDST Technology in Education has a section on technology and special needs
    Click here for the PDST Technology in Education website
  8. Ataxia UK: provides support for people affected by ataxia and funds research into causes and potential treatments, website:
  9. National Ataxia Foundation: provides information on ataxia to persons with ataxia, ataxia families, caregivers, the medical community, researchers, and others, who are interested in ataxia, website:
  10. Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA): serves as a catalyst in public, private, scientific and patient-family communities, to build worldwide support and collaborations that drive medical research advances for Friedreich’s ataxia, website:
  11. Friedreich’s Ataxia Parents Group: provides support and advice for parents, who have children with Friedreich’s Ataxia, website:

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