Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Conferences

CHALLENGING TIMES: Ensuring values support ordinary lives; Exploring family and personcentred approaches

The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies hosted a one-day event on 23 June 2011, to explore the progressive values driving child and adult disability support services, under the title: Challenging Times: Ensuring values support ordinary lives—Exploring family and Person-centred approaches. This event was aimed at people supported by organisations, their families, frontline staff, managers, researchers and those responsible for...

STRANGE FASCINATIONS: DISABILITY PSYCHOTHERAPY IN FORENSIC SETTINGS—A workshop review

On 11 February 2011, Respond and the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy hosted a one-day workshop at the Directory for Social Change in London, to consider the work of psychotherapy with people with intellectual disabilites with forensic needs. The room was full and buzzing when Richard Curren, CEO of Respond, welcomed us all to the day. It was affirming to...

‘Moving Forward’: Intellectual Disability & Sexuality Conference

3 February 2011 On Thursday, 3 February 2011, Brian Donohoe and Edel Tierney attended the Intellectual Disability and Sexuality Conference in the Marino Institute in Dublin. The day began with a welcome from Zoe Hughes, Social worker and PhD student at the NIID (National Institute for intellectual Disability). This was followed by an introduction of the opening session by Elzaan...

Talking about bereavement and loss

November is a special time for remembering, maybe because of the falling leaves and dying vegetation along the roadside—and the feasts of Halloween and All Souls’ Day. Because each of the members of the Saoirse Independent Advocacy Group in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, had lost a close family member or friend, they decided to organise a special event of remembrance. The...

Third IASSID European Conference — Rome 2010

The third International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Europe conference took place in Rome from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th October 2010- The conference took place in two hotels located in the west of the city and around 750 delegates attended, a good smattering of whom were from Ireland. Each morning and afternoon session opened with...

Inclusion International 15th World Congress

Berlin 6–19 June 2010 The 15th World Congress of Inclusion International took place on 16.19 June 2010 in Berlin. The congress was the largest event in Inclusion International’s 50-year history, with an attendance of 2700 people with intellectual disabilities, family members, policy makers and professionals from more than 80 countries. The conference slogan was ‘Transforming global rights into action’. The main...

Demonstrating change in the provision of Day Services to people with disabilities:

National Seminar, Mullingar Park Hotel, 19 November 2008 In July 2007 the HSE established a Working Group on HSE-funded adult day services for people with disabilities. The aim of the group is to complete a strategic review including a national census of HSE-funded adult day services, research on national and international models of service delivery and extensive consultation with service...

Promoting mental health in people with intellectual disabilities — matching people and supports

If you were one of the 75 or so people attending the cross-border colloquium organised by Professors Roy McConkey from University of Ulster and Patricia Noonan Walsh, NDA Professor in Disability Studies, University College Dublin School of Psychology, then you experienced not only a day of information and exploration of possibilities, but a day that challenged statutory and non-statutory...

TAKING CONTROL: A conference on what individualised funding would mean for you and your family

Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, 18 October 2008 It is always heartening to witness the dogged commitment of individuals in the Irish disability community. Once again, Séamus Greene epitomised that energy and imagination, as he chaired the highly successful conference on ‘individualised funding’ (aka self-directed payments, brokerage, person-centred planning), in Dublin on 18 October 2008. Behind Séamus was an impressive organising...

Disability minister says government must be advocates for people with a disability (Inclusion Ireland Self-Advocacy Conference)

Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability and Mental Health John Moloney TD, said the government must act as advocates for the rights of people with an intellectual disability. Minister Moloney was speaking at the Inclusion Ireland 2008 Self-Advocacy Conference, which took place on 18–19 June in the Carlton Shearwater Plaza Hotel in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. He also said...