30 March, 2022

World Autism Awareness Day: 'How Will the World Treat My Child?'

There are many elements of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) that require our immediate, on-going a...
30 March, 2022

Autism Awareness: 'Success in Adulthood Begins With an Independent Child'

My first memory of autism was many years ago while assessing young children in primary education. I ...
28 March, 2022

What Will I Learn in an SNA Level 6 Course?

Becoming a special needs assistant is a big decision for many people, it is a career that allows you...
01 March, 2022

The Value of Therapeutic Play Skills After 15 Years as an SNA

There is always something new to learn in any job, even outside of work every day is a school day as...
17 December, 2021

What Can I Do With SNA at Portobello Institute?

Within the world of education, Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) hold a vitally important role in the ...
04 November, 2021

Portobello Institute Supporting Children First Awareness Week

Everyone has a responsibility to keep children as safe as possible.
03 September, 2021

Lecturer's Journey From Leaving Cert Disappointment to Three First-Class Honours Degrees

Life circumstances were not conducive to Portobello Institute Lecturer, Samantha Cooney, achieving h...
01 September, 2021

Can You Become an SNA After the Leaving Cert?

Are you wondering if you can become an SNA after the Leaving Cert?
01 September, 2021

Options For Leaving Cert Students That Don’t Need CAO Points

Today can feel like the biggest day of your life. And for many Leaving Cert students, it will feel l...
06 July, 2021

The True Value of a Master's Degree

No matter where you look, the value of a master’s degree is obvious.