In the annual Co-operation Ireland All-Island Pride of Place Awards announced at the gala ceremony in Gorey, County Wexford on Saturday (5 November 2011). The Clare Crusaders won a Special Award , the judges said that the organisation provided excellent and comprehensive range of services on a timely basis, which are provided free of charge to hard pressed parents of children with special needs. The judges were just in awe of what is being achieved here on a modest annual budget. To maintain existing services and therapies the group relies solely on fundraising and personal donations. Congratulations to Ann and all at the clinic for this wonderful recognition of all their hard work!