Friday, November 24, 2017

Conferences

National Advocacy Conference – 14th October 2016

Good morning to each one of you. It is my great privilege to address the National Advocacy Conference – ‘The Rising 2016 - Love, Freedom and Equal Rights’ with the honorary task of opening this conference. First, I would like to acknowledge the brilliant self-advocates who I worked with on my 2014 ‘Right to Love’ Bill many of whom are presenting...

The Rising Tide of Learning Disability Ambition 2016

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 ....

Making sense of risk – Discussions in Disability – 14 July 2016

Here is the text of the presentation given by Brendan Broderick at the 20th Anniversary Discussions In Disability conference held at the George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD in July 2016.

Conference Report International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 15th World Congress

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.

Personal Budgets Conference – a review

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.

Disability Psychotherapy Ireland Interest Group – Seminar

The ‘thinking’ and ‘reflection’ involved in Disability Psychotherapy can offer staff groups who work in services valuable space and time to reflect on their own work practice and share learning and experience with colleagues....

Let’s Talk About Bullying…

‘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...

Course in ‘Psychotherapy and Positive Behaviour Support’

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?

Pathways to Inclusion: 4th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability [IASSIDD] Europe Congress (part one)

IASSIDD is the premier scientific grouping that is dedicated to researching, and thereby improving, the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability. Various conferences are hosted by IASSIDD each year, but the ones most frequented by European and Irish researchers are the World Congress and the European Congress. The former takes place every four years (next due in...

Pathways to Inclusion: 4th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability [IASSIDD] Europe Congress (part TWo)

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) held its Europe Regional Congress at the University of Vienna on 14-17 July 2014. The congress was attended by people from all over Europe and further afield, including Australia, the US and Canada. People with disabilities and people without disabilities were welcome to attend. A number...