Sensational Kids is an award winning charity in Kildare Town & Clonakilty, Co. Cork which provides Early Intervention Services to children with Special Needs (Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, Mental Health Difficulties etc.) Sensational Kids helps over 200 children every month through Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Educational Psychological Assessments, Reading Tuition, Play Therapy & many more services.
Karen Leigh, CEO of Sensational Kids is the founding member. Having experienced lengthy waiting lists and a lack of affordable and accessible occupational therapy services for her own children, Karen founded Sensational Kids in 2007 with the help of family and friends with the aim of being the leading provider of accessible and affordable developmental and educational services to help the 1 in 5 children with special educational needs to realise their potential.
After two years of fundraising almost €100,000 the Sensational Kids doors opened to our first children in 2009. Karen is passionate about the ethos of Sensational Kids and has led the charity since its foundation to provide award winning multi disciplinary services to over 3,500 children from all around the country, which has also saved families over €500,000 in therapy fees.
Sensational Kids receives no government funding. All our work is dependent on our supporter’s goodwill and donations from the public and corporate partners.