Today I'm providing a bit of free advertising. No not for my favourite shampoo or ferry company, but - again!!! - for the Rainbow Junior Arch Club. Well someone has to, and it is a very important cause. Just to introduce it again, the Rainbow Junior Arch Club is a Saturday social club for children with special needs and their families, including children with Down's Syndrome and Autism. It is based in Scoil Chiaráin in Glasnevin, Dublin 11, but families from all over north Dublin and Fingal enjoy the fun, friendship and activities on offer.
We'd love you to come and join us....
The Club helped to save my sanity when I had two littlies and an 8 year old that I needed to occupy at the weekend. It's not easy to find somewhere that provides activities for a child with special needs, and acceptance of their behaviour, as well as entertaining your NT child - well I didn't know then that CD was going to be diagnosed with Aspergers.
Just to whet your appetite, here's some of the upcoming activities:
Saturday 17th April: A musical jamboree with Jacqui's School of Music.
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th April: The Big Arklow Adventure - a subsidised weekend away at the Arklow Bay Hotel.
Saturday 8th May: Circle Time with Nancy.
Saturday 15th May: Rhythm and Movement with Elaine.
Saturday 22nd May: Stretch and Grow with Anna.
Saturday 29th May: Summer Fun at the Annual Ice-cream Party in Kinsealy with Gymboree, a bouncy castle, pet's corner, a disco and games... Some pictures from last year:
If you live outside Dublin, check out the Arch Clubs Federation website for details of your nearest club.