Our mission is to work in partnership with Children and Young People with disabilities, with their families, to support their development and to enable active participation in community life.
What Service Provides:
Network Disability Teams provide interdisciplinary support services to children aged 0-18 years who present with needs identified as complex. They are a team of professionals with different expertise working in partnership with families, school/outside agencies to develop and implement integrated intervention programmes.
Who can access service: Children & young people whose developmental needs are identified as complex according to the National Access & Criteria Policy; referral is made to the Network Disability Team.
- South Kildare Network Disability Team, 1st Floor Kildare Primary Care Centre, Old Dublin Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare Tel: 045 908644
- Mid Kildare Network Disability Team, Enable Ireland Building, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare Tel: 045875676
- North Kildare Network Disability Team, 2nd floor, Celbridge Primary Care Centre, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. W23 YK24. Telephone:019214127
How Service accessed: Self and professional referral
Referral Form Required: Yes
How to access Referral Form: The professional or family may contact the appropriate team via letter or phone call and a referral form will be sent directly to the parents/guardian.
Waiting List Timeframe: Varies from 3 months-12 months (average)
Model of Service
Family centred practice underpins the model of service provided by the NDTs. Family- centred practices recognise that families are integral to the lives of their children and children are best supported in the natural environment of their family. Families are responsible for meeting the needs of their children but may need support in doing this. The Children’s Network Disability Teams aim to maximise family’s capacity to meet their child’s needs and provide supports required through different types of approaches.
Universal interventions may include training events and information sessions for families and educators.
Focused interventions may include groups, specific training package or information session for families.
Targeted interventions may include e.g. home visits which may include include parent coaching, school/ preschool visit, individual intervention sessions, review/assessment of equipment, orthotic and seating clinics.
Specialist supports may include e.g. motor management services
Supports provided to a child/young person and their family are determined by individual need in collaboration with themselves and their family