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Drumcondra Education Centre,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.


Conferences

Irish Association for Teachers of Special Education


2016 Conference - The 28th Annual Conference


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Click here to follow podcast and notes from keynote speech by Professor Brahm Norwich
See notes from the conference sessions here

Click on the link to see more about the 28th Annual International Conference 2016 Programme.


"Voices From the Classroom: Inclusion, Special Education or Inclusive Special Education?"

27th & 28th May 2016

Dublin City University,
Institute of Education: St. Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9


2015 Conference


Our School Community - Promoting Resilience and Wellbeing

12th and 13th June 2015
All Hallows College,
Drumcondra, Dublin

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Within our school communities, both adults and learners share the need for a positive outlook on life. For learners with special educational needs, the skills to think positively and to become resilient and resourceful when things go wrong enable them to progress in both learning and socialisation. However, the wellbeing of teachers, special needs assistants and others adults involved in the school community is connected to that of the learners.

44 Presentations over two days

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jim Deegan, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

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Click here to see list of Conference Abstracts and Biographies


2014 Conference


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2013 Conference


Click on the link to download a copy of the 25th Annual International Conference 2013 Programme.

Back to Basics - Portfolio for Practice

6th, 7th & 8th June, 2013

St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Enquiries to: IATSE Conference Directors, Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin 9

Lisa White: 087 684 7464 • Rosemary Fahey: 086 824 9598


Central Executive Committee 2012/13:

President: Isobel Ryan, St. Michael’s House School, Baldoyle, Dublin 13

Vice-President: Rosemary Fahey, St. Ultan’s Special School, Navan, Co. Meath

Honorary Secretary: Colin McElroy, Ballyboughal N.S., Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin

Membership Secretary: Bernie Smyth, Presentation Girl’s School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Honorary Treasurer: Ann Jackson, Central Remedial Clinic School, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Committee:
Teresa McGann, St Michael’s House Grosvenor School, Leopardstown, Co. Dublin
Jennifer McManus, Stewart’s Rossecourt Training Centre, Balgaddy, Co. Dublin
Aidín Ní Mhaonaigh, St. Mary’s N.S., Oldtown, Co. Dublin
Jerry Pierce, Central Remedial Clinic School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Carol-Ann O’Síoráin, Scoil Bhríde JNS, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Tim Quinlan, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Fairview, Dublin 3
Lisa White, St. Michael’s House School, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9


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2010 Conference


Title: Sustaining Quality In Schools Creativity, Innovation & Best Practice
Opened by: Senator David Norris
Keynote Address: Dr. Anne Lodge, President, Church of Ireland College of Education
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 10th June - Saturday 12th June 2010


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2009 Conference


Title: Partnership for Learning
Opened by: Sheelagh Drudy, Prof of Education in UCD
Keynote Address: Fergus Finley, Director of Bernardos
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 11th June - Saturday 13th June 2009


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2008 Conference


Title: Enabling Communication
Opened by: John Carr, General Secretary, INTO
Keynote Address: “Creating a Communication Friendly Environment” by Maggie Johnson, Speech & Language Therapist Advisor, Kent
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 12th June - Saturday 14th June 2008


2007 Conference


Title: Focus on the Student, In the Midst of Policy and Paper
Opened by: Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children in Ireland
Keynote Address: Professor Roy McConkey
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 7th June - Saturday 9th June 2007


2006 Conference


Title: Defining the Inclusive School
This conference looked at exploring provision, practice and curriculum in special and mainstream schools
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 8th June - Saturday 10th June 2006


2005 Conference


Title: Building Blocks for Effective Special Educational Needs
The conference was very successful and IATSE would like to thank all who were involved
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 9th June - Saturday 11th June 2005


2004 Conference


Title: Teaching in a Time of Change
Opened by: Mary Davis, National Director of Special Olympics Ireland
Keynote Address: Dr. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
The plenary session’s closing paper “The Special School in an Era of Inclusion. Has it a Role?”, was given by Pat O’Keeffe of St. Francis School, Portlaoise
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 17th June - Saturday 19th June 2004


2003 Conference


Title: Special Needs: Demands and Delivery
Opened by: Páid McGee, Director of Special Education, St. Patrick's College
Keynote Address: Micheál Martin, Minister for Health & Children (and former Minister for Education & Science)
Venue:
St Patrick's College,
Drumcondra,
Dublin 9.
Date: Thursday 12th June - Saturday 14th June 2003