Monday, December 11, 2017

Disability Awareness

Media Matters

Media Lab
We have been in operation for the last two years. In that time, we have met many different people with Special Needs who have brightened up our lives and made us smile. We have worked with different groups around the country, in Duleek Co. Louth, Bray Co. Wicklow, Tullow Co. Carlow and Ballymun Dublin 11.

Ratify the UNCRPD Now! – the campaign takes to the streets

Joann O'Riordan
Disability rights activist Joanne O'Riordan, with representatives of more than 100 disability organisations nationwide, led a public demonstration in Dublin on Thursday, March 30th 2017, seeking to highlight the 10-year anniversary of Ireland's failure to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Supporting Parents with an ID. Knowledge in practice in Uppsala County

swedish authors
Vulnerable children with vulnerable parents Studies show that families where parents have cognitive difficulties, including intellectual disabilities (ID), are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. Both parents and their children often live under poor economic conditions, are socially isolated, have little or no access ...

Parents with an Intellectual disability – the view from Iceland

It is well known that disabled parents, especially parents with ID, are having their children removed from them at a much higher rate than other parents. The evidence used to support custody deprivation (in the absence of any solid evidence of neglect or abuse, which of course does happen) will often draw upon mundane events and observations from everyday life that become distorted, exaggerated, misinterpreted or given an unwarranted significance. This type of practice initiated the study we want to tell you about.

Relationships and sexuality for people with an Intellectual Disability – a new programme

The School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU are launching a new programme in the area of relationships and sexuality for people with an Intellectual Disability. It is open to all

A Voice at the Government Table for Disability Inclusion

I have been asked to outline why I am a candidate for the Seanad election. Put simply the Dail is the assembly of publicly elected representatives who elect the Taoiseach, eventually, and to whom the Government report. The Seanad is elected by less than 1,200 people, namely the members of every County and City Council, the newly elected TDs and the outgoing 60 Seanad members.

Love Not Hate

love not hate
Recently, Inclusion Ireland signed up as a supporter to the Love Not Hate Campaign. What exactly is the Love Not Hate Campaign? Why should it be supported by people with disabilities and disability advocacy and human rights organisations? Why do we need the campaign in Ireland and what does it propose?

‘ Your Power, Your Vote’

Dan Ryan
My name is Daniel Ryan. I attend Sunbeam House Services in Bray. In 2011 I made a video called ‘ Your Power, Your Vote’. The video was about politicians and politics and voting. I talked about how important it is to vote. I also spoke about how to vote and when you need to vote.

Putting Citizens at the Centre of Politics

I travelled to the EU parliament in Brussels on November 17th 2015. The conference was organised by Inclusion Europe and it concentrated on Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The focus of the conference was on supporting people with an intellectual disability to live independent lives in their communities.

National Disability Authority Annual Conference – How Walkable Is Your Town‏?

It has been Government policy for the last fifteen years, and a legal requirement for the last ten years, that mainstream public services would be planned and delivered to include people with disabilities....