Tuesday, March 22, 2022

CPC is Ireland's first ADHD-friendly school

Pictured beside CPC Principal Joe Leonard on right, with some of the participating teachers, is Nicola Coss, Service Development Manager ADHD Ireland.

Cross and Passion College has been designated the first ADHD-friendly school in Ireland, according to the accreditation programme of support organisation ADHD Ireland, writes Brian Byrne.
The designation was officially made at a ceremony on 16 March in the college.
This follows the completion of a pilot of the charity's School Accreditation Programme, which will now be rolled out nationwide.
Thirteen teachers at CPC are participating in the programme, which in coming weeks will be presenting flags to Cork and Dublin schools. It is ADHD Ireland's vision to see the accreditation flag in every school around the country.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical-neurobiological condition in which the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin, and dopamine, do not work properly. It is a genetic and long-term condition that affects learning and behaviour right through the school years and in many cases into adulthood. One in 20 children are affected.
The main goal of the project is to provide an understanding of the needs of young people with ADHD and to give practical information. The project is delivered throughout the school year, via online training delivered by industry professionals from ADHD Ireland and the ADHD Foundation (UK).

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