Welcome to the Special Needs Assistants Group website.

Special Needs Assistants Group is a group which aims to provide on-going professional development and training for Special Needs Assistants. We aim to deliver courses and seminars throughout Ireland, and have one Annual Conference each year.

Parents, teachers and other professionals also find our seminars and conferences of great interest and benefit, and regularly attend. We aim to expand our repertoire and access base, to be more inclusive of adults seeking information and understanding of children with all special needs.

We therefore welcome any parent, teacher or preschool professional who would wish to attend seminars, workshops or conferences, as well as SNAs.


We are organising new seminars for 2016. Titled : "Autism Friendly Environments and the Eclectic Model",this seminar will explore how we can work to make the learning environment autism friendly through the use of communication strategies that support mutual communication in the classroom, the understanding and rationale behind structured teaching and an understanding of the value and use of the oft cited 'eclectic' model of approach when working with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. This seminar is suitable for teachers and SNAs who want to better understand the ways in which they can work to better support the children and young people they work with in the school environment.

Full details and booking form are available by clicking on the Upcoming Tab above or alternatively you can book online using Eventbrite (scroll down for your choice of venue location), details below: