Information Evening and AGM, 27th November

When: Thursday 27th November at 8.00pm
(Doors open from 7:30pm)
Venue: Lucan Spa Hotel, order Lucan, ed Co. Dublin
Junction 4A, N4 Westbound (see map below)

The Information Evening Theme is “Speech Therapy for Children affected by Cleft“.
We are delighted to have eminent speaker Dr. Triona Sweeney , Adjunct Professor and Cleft Research Speech & Language Therapist.

Previous Information Evening Audience

Previous Information Evening Audience

From first sounds, to first words, to challenges faced and to challenges overcome, Dr Sweeney will cover all aspects of Speech Therapy as it relates to children born with a cleft. Dr. Sweeney is an inspiring, talented and passionate clinician who has guided families, students and peers through the world of Speech Language Therapy. Dr. Sweeney has recently moved to full time research. We have asked Dr. Sweeney to tell us about the new research project that she is leading. The research empowers parents & uses technology to improve the therapy experience for children. It is fair to say that the outcome of this project could change the lives of children born with cleft on these shores and across the world. Hear more, hear how you can help.

If you are a parent, grandparent, interested aunt or uncle, a young person who has come through the system and wants to know more, a young person who is interest in Speech Therapy or a fellow medical practitioner you will find this talk informative and fulfilling.

Admission is free.
To help us plan numbers, please send a text or leave a message on 087 1319 803 or send an email to with your name and indicative numbers.

*** Annual General Meeting ***

As a limited company CLAPAI have a formal AGM every year. This year in line with the Charities Act we will not only be giving a financial account of our activities but we will be giving a full report on the activities themselves. If you want to hear about our work with maternity services, our collective success in constructing an exclusive children’s waiting room in St James hospital, the challenges that we face on multiple fronts regarding services and the ongoing plans and aspirations of the Association please join us on the 27th November in the Lucan Spa Hotel.

The Association would like to take this opportunity to thank the many fund raisers who have made it possible for us to continue our work. CLAPAI is a totally voluntary Association.

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