Monday, September 25, 2017

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“To Know More To Be More and To Do More” - Oscar Wilde

With a crash of 40 tribal drummers in shades and a parade of banners from the six regional services roared on by their partisan supporters, the 18th Annual conference of self-advocates exploded into life. Weeks of painstaking preparation came to fruition with a stirring video address from ....

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Global Partnerships: Enhancing Research, Policy and Practice. Deirdre Corby was in Melbourne in August for the IASSIDD World Congress – here is her report on a tight and packed schedule of events…

This conference took place in Melbourne, Australia from the 14th to the 19th of August 2016. In addition to the four days of the conference itself, from Monday to Thursday there were a number of pre- and post-conference events.

In May, Mary de Paor attended the seminar on Personal Budgets and individualized funding held in Dublin. Here she reviews the various contributions by a number of experts from Ireland and the United Kingdom...

Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland hosted a seminar on ‘Personal Budgets’ at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, on the morning of 30 May 2016. The conference room was bulging with people with disabilities and family members who were anxious to hear about new/better ways to access the supports they need and want in order to achieve greater choice and independence.

Mary de Paor recently attended the seminar held by DCU’s National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC). Here she reviews the various contributions on the subject, delivered by a range of experts from Ireland and the United Kingdom...

‘Let’s Talk about Bullying’— was the title of a seminar held by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University on 3 December 2015—International Day of People with Disabilities. Bullying, whether in schools or communities, at work or in the social media, is a concern for families...

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Speakers and workshops on October 2, 2015.

institute of psychotherapy and disability

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an approach that is achieving widespread adoption. Guidance from the Department of Health and NICE recommends the use of PBS when working with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour can be challenging. But what is the role of Psychotherapy within the PBS framework?

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Colin Griffiths, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery gives us our first overview of the IASSIDD in Vienna this year

IASSIDD is the premier scientific grouping that is dedicated to researching, and thereby improving, the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability. Various...