What is Progressing Disability Services?
Progressing Disability Services
Progressing Disability Services (PDS) is a national programme to reorganise children’s disability services. PDS will change the way children (aged 0-18 years) and their families’ access and receive clinical disability services and aims to provide a fairer pathway to clinical supports.
Your New Team
The new Children's Disability Network Teams were established in September 2021. Every Children's Disability Network Team (CDNT) is managed by a Children’s Disability Network Manager (CDNM). Your child will receive their service from one of these network teams based on your home address. Please see information below relevant to your location in Dublin.
There are 12 Children Disability Network Teams (CDNT) for north Dublin. Please click here for the breakdown of these teams. St Michael’s House is the Lead Agency for 4 of these network teams.
The children attending St Michael’s House Special National Schools; will be supported by the Network team linked to their school address.
These schools are;
- Ballymun Special National School
- Raheny Special National School
- Foxfield Special National School
- Baldoyle Special National School
Skerries Special National School will remain under the patronage of St Michael’s House. Skerries Special National School is located in the Balbriggan Network Area where the CRC is the Lead Agency; children attending Skerries Special National School will receive their clinical services from the Balbriggan network team.
Dublin South – Community Health Organisation (CH0 6 & CH0 7)
The following Agencies will manage the Teams and are working closely on Progressing Disability Services across Dublin South
- Enable Ireland
- HSE (Early Intervention, School Age Teams & Beechpark Services)
- Stewarts Care
- St. Catherines Association
- St. John of Gods Dublin East
* Families formerly attending St. Michael's House Goatstown are now supported by one of new children's disability network teams below, based on their home address.
Click here for the breakdown of the 15 Children Disability Network Teams (CDNT) for South Dublin with their lead agency. This table details the areas covered by each team and the contact information.
Grosvenor Special National School will remain under the patronage of St Michael’s House . Grosvenor Special National School is located in the Leopardstown network Area where the HSE is the Lead Agency; children attending Grosvenor can receive their clinical services from the Leopardstown network team or the team for their home address. Families have been offered this choice.
How do I get Further Information?
If you have any questions please contact St. Michaels House email: email@example.com
Additionally, you can get in touch with your key worker or a member of your child’s team.
The HSE website includes information about Progressing Disability Services.
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