What We Do

We build video models, picture stories, visual schedules and resource packs that portray a typical experience across a variety of everyday settings. Our systematic approach involves breaking activities down into easy-to-understand steps and using clear and simple language to walk the user through specific events and scenarios. We use the art of storytelling and real-life imagery to ensure that each resource provides the most compelling and true-to-life experience as possible for every user.

Who is it for?

Our resources are for everyone, no matter what their level of need or support. We hope to not just support children and adults who have an additional need but also their families, carers and professionals. We hope to make the task of building visual resources easier and more efficient for everybody. We also work with service providers (link to service providers section) who wish to make their services more accessible.

Why We Do, What We Do

Many adults and children with additional needs experience undue stress and anxiety when accessing ordinary services such as public transport, shopping, eating out and attending health services – a visit to the doctor, dentist, hospital or optician.

Often, much of this stress can be caused by the person feeling unsure of what to expect and what might be expected of them. This can lead to avoidable distress and can result in a person feeling reluctant or even refusing to participate in activities that many of us may take for granted.

Families and carers make every effort possible when supporting someone with an additional need to ensure they feel prepared and involved for any experience. However, it is often a challenge for them to gain access to imagery that will practically support their efforts and can also be very time consuming to put the resource together.

This is why we created Prepare Me – to give users of all abilities and those who care for them the tools and confidence to have informed and empowered experiences when accessing ordinary services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to positively enhance the lives of all individuals who use our resources creating opportunity for informed experiences in ordinary places.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world in which everyone feels supported, informed and prepared when accessing everyday services.

How can you get involved?

Our focus areas are based on the needs of the families, carers and service providers who use our resources. We build both generic and service specific resources so get in touch with us if you have a service that you would like to see preparation resources for.

Use our ‘Contact Us’ form to tell us what you would like us to focus on next!

PREPARE ME

Prepare Me
5 Gort na Ri
Athenry
Galway
Ireland

T:   +353 (0)87 9777774
E:   info@prepareme.ie