A Guide to Services for Young People with Disabilities 




Local Area Co-Ordinator (LAC) Project

Supporting Families, Young People aged 0-24 years with additional needs in Longford and Westmeath.  

Aims and Objectives

The LAC Project aims to ensure children and yound people (0-24) with additional needs in Westmeath and Longford have access, participation and seamless transitions across a range of service providers.  

We will support both families and services through:


Support parents to access information regarding services and supports through the directory of services.  

Supporting parents and young people with additional needs to make smooth transitions from home to Early Years settings,National and Secondary Schools, Youth Groups and Higher Education.   


Support these services in providing for and embedding an inclusive culture for children and young people with additional needs. 

Empowering these settings to create changes as required to meet the learning and developmental needs of the young person with additional needs.  

The Local Area Coordination Project strives to continuously link and support families to services for children and young people with additional needs in Longford and Westmeath. We aim to promote the overall development and enabling improvements in social, emotional and cognitive well being of children and young people with additional needs

Who can request support?

If you work with or are a parent/ guardian for a child or young person aged 0-24 years with an additional need, they can be referred to us
and we will provide support in sourcing an appropriate service to meet the additional need

How do I request the service?

More information and support Forms can be downloaded from:

longfordchildcare.ie/disability  or  westmeathccc.ie/disability

Alternatively, we can be contacted by phone or e-mail for further information.  


Please have a look at our  Information Leaflet LAC  

If you would like support please complete the following   Request form