CASA was founded in 1981 by a group of volunteers. Its central purpose was to enable its members to develop friendships -through social events. Over three decades later, we celebrate the fact that CASA’s purpose remains the same; to develop friendships.

That small group of volunteers and networks has expanded significantly.

Local groups now exist in Dublin, Bray, Cork, Longford , Galway and Maynooth. CASA’s Children’s & Teenage Groups are located in Swords, Co. Dublin.

Since CASA was founded, members and their families and volunteers have shared many memorable adventures, social events and respite breaks together. Our annual visit to Lourdes is a particularly memorable occasion.

In 1989, CASA opened its first permanent respite house in Malahide, Co. Dublin. From here, CASA established a number of Breakhouses to manage the respite programme of members.

The continued existence and success of this organisation is a tribute to the commitment of all its members and the support of families and people associated with CASA. We look to the future with hope – and positivity and with the support of our members, families, volunteers and the public; we will overcome any challenges and embrace any changes which may be in store.

Thank you for your continued support.