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Support Resources

Useful contacts

Arthritis Ireland - Ireland's only organisation working to provide information and support for people with arthritis.

www.arthritisireland.ie

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists - national, professional body recognised as the voice of Physiotherapy in Ireland.

www.iscp.ie

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) - Useful resource site on AS, focusing on British people living with the condition.

www.nass.co.uk

Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) - an American AS resource site, with up to date research findings, message boards and online forums.

www.spondylitis.org

Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation (ASIF) - The homepage of ASIF with details of and links to AS patient organisations around the world.

www.asif.info

Association of Occupational Therapists - the professional body for Occupational Therapists in the Republic of Ireland.

www.aoti.ie

Heath Service Executive - This site will direct you on how to apply for a GP card/Medical Card and Drug Payment Card.

www.hse.ie

Community Resources

Qualifax

Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and provides comprehensive information on further and higher education and training programmes.

The website has a ‘search all courses’ function and an ‘interest checklist’ function. Allows identification of FETAC assured courses.

www.qualifax.ie

National Learning Network

The National Learning Network (NLN) is the training and education division of the Rehab Group. NLN assists learners (aged 16yrs+) at a disadvantage in the labour market to learn the skills needed to build a career or progress with learning.

No fees apply and there are no formal entry requirements.

www.nln.ie

Vocational Education Committees (VECs)

Have responsibility for vocational education training and management of a range of adult and further education colleges.

www.etbi.ie