Changing Lives initiative for families affected by ADHD
HANGING Lives, an innovative new cross border early intervention programme launched today (Monday) in Dundalk by Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament will help thousands of families affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Launching the initiative at the Carrickdale Hotel, Ms McGuinness said it will “transform thousands of lives for the better, forever.”
She said it is beyond doubt that early intervention is essential. This initiative which is aimed at children in the three to seven age group will enable those who may have ADHD reach their full potential and it will help their parents and teachers first understand the challenges and then experience the joy and fulfilment of seeing the children develop their innate skills and talents.’
The new Initiative will be delivered across County Louth, Colin/West Belfast, and the Argyll & Bute region of Scotland. It aims to create a better understanding about ADHD and provide an intervention programme for families with children experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD. As well as working with families the programme will provide training for those working with young children, in particular teachers and early years’ pro- fessionals.
Ms McGuinness congratulated everyone connected with the new service saying: ‘ADHD recognises no borders, class or creed and this initiative will deliver accordingly with inestimable benefits to individuals and families.’ Further information on how families can avail of the programme is available at www. changinglivesinitiative.com
Gina McIntyre (left), CEO of SEUPB, with Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Aileen O’Donoghue, The Changing Lives Initiative Steering Group at the launch of The Changing Lives Initiative held in The Carrickdale Hotel.
Mairead McGuinness, MEP, with Frank O’Brien and Ciaran Reid, Louth Leader Partnership at the launch of The Changing Lives Initiative held in The Carrickdale Hotel.