An Introduction and Demonstration on how the Horse Boy and Movement Methods Can Help special needs...
An Introduction and Demonstration on how the Horse Boy and Movement Methods Can Help special...
LISKENNETT EQUINE THERAPY CENTRE
in association with The Horseboy Foundation
An Introduction and Demonstration on how the Horse Boy and Movement Methods Can Help Children & Adults on the Autistic Spectrum by Rupert Isaacson (Author)
Saturday 23rd February at 2 p.m. in Childvision, Grace Park Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 ***NO SEATS AVAILABLE***
Sunday 24th February at 2 p.m. in Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre, Granagh, Co. Limerick ***NO SEATS AVAILABLE***
Monday 25th February at 7 p.m. in Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre, Granagh, Co. Limerick
Tuesday 26th February at 4 p.m. in Maryville Stables, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Thursday 28th February at 11 a.m. in Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre, Granagh, Co. Limerick
Friday 1st March at 11 a.m. to be arranged
The Talks and Demonstrations will be of interest to People on the Autistic Spectrum, Parents, Siblings, Teachers, SNA’s, Service Providers - Day and Residential Staff, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Riding Centres and Clubs, and anyone with an interest in Service Provision to Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum.
For further details contact:
David Doyle, Manager of the Liskennett Project, Liskennett, Granagh, Co. Limerick. Telephone: 087 2734150.
Rupert Isaacson is an accomplished public speaker and regularly gives conference keynotes, college lectures, talks to special interest groups. These include areas such as travel, special needs, equestrianism, anthropology, shamanism, creative writing, filmmaking, as well as his own autism break through programs of Horse Boy Method (equine therapy for the nervous system and brain), Horse Boy Learning (kinetic learning K-12), and Movement Method (how to activate the learning centers of the brain through specific physical activities). He has spoken at many universities (University of Texas, Texas A&M, Prescott College AZ, Queens College NY, Lewis & Clark University ID, Adrian College MI, Delhousie NS, Nottingham Trent University UK, Suffolk University UK, and many more). He has also spoken at many national venues such as the United Nations, the US State Department, the World Bank, the Autism Society of America, The American Museum of Natural History NY, National Geographic DC, Kulture City, the Hay Festival, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film and Interactive Festival, Hot Docs Toronto, Silver Docs, the Heartland Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival and numerous other venues large and small. He has also appeared on all sorts of media including CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, numerous Fox channels, NPR, BBC TV and Radio, the list goes on.
Liskennett Equestrian Therapy Centre is a “Horseboy” hub designed to enable children and adults on the autistic spectrum or those with learning disabilities to Learn, Play and Express themselves in a stress free non-judgemental environment. It was developed by St. Joseph’s Foundation in association with the “Horse Boy” Foundation U.S.A. and officially opened in 2015. It is available (by appointment) to children and adults on the autistic spectrum, with intellectual disabilities, their families, their schools and to children and adult service providers in the disability sector. Liskennett Equestrian Therapy Centre operates as a “Hub” as per HSE “New Directions Policy”. It is fully operational for 4 years and continues to grow and develop. During 2018 the number of Horse / Pony Riders, Families and Service Providers accessing the service increased by 39.2%. The total number of riding sessions for the year was 10,307. Monday – Friday scheduled appointments accounted for 8,338, while 34 of the “Family Open Days” which are held every Saturday, accounted for 1,969 sessions. Fourteen external schools and five Service Providers now avail of the service through the “New Directions” programme. The positive feedback, the smiles on the faces and the number of repeat service users and Service Providers is an indication that the service being provided in Liskennett Equine Therapy Centre is making a real difference to the quality of life of service users and indeed, to their whole family.