Monday, December 11, 2017


The Big Dreamers

Mei Lin Yap at House of Lords, Bank of Ireland in 2017
On Monday 24th October 2016 the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities and the School of Education launched their Business Partners programme, promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace. The launch event was hosted by Bank of Ireland at a special breakfast briefing in the House of Lords with a number of companies in attendance.

The Cost of Disability

simon harris
Persons with disabilities face poverty, and consistent poverty, more than any other group in Ireland. Almost one in four disabled people is in consistent poverty and this is acknowledged by the National Disability Inclusion Strategy. The way out of poverty is imagined through “making work pay” for people with disabilities.

Postgraduate Courses in Disability Healthcare

DCU - MSc in Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice In Dublin City University (DCU)’s School of Nursing and Human Sciences, they have developed a postgraduate educational framework for nurses and .....

Supporting people with an intellectual disability to be an active participant in their own health

The importance of health and well-being is paramount to having a good quality of life. However, to stay healthy and happy into old age, and to experience good life quality you have to be an active participant in your own health.

Irish College Wins International e-Learning Award

The Open Training College won a big award for their eLearning course. The event took place in Belfast. The Open Training College has been going since 1992 providing an option for students to learn from home instead of at a college. Chosen from over a hundred entries from universities and colleges across the globe, the Open Training College (OTC)...

Open Training College OTC Graduation Ceremony November 2016

Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Open Training College who attended the Conferring of Awards ceremony on Saturday, November 19th at the Concert Hall, RDS Dublin.

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

Book Review: Selective Mutism In Our Own Words

This book is written from a personal perspective, and is very accessible for anyone with an interest in Selective Mutism (SM). Spread out over seventeen chapters, the book is full of insightful stories by people with SM.

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...

Elections and People with intellectual Disabilities

People with Intellectual disabilities are not supported or encouraged to register to vote, or to vote, in Ireland by government or their agencies, who can set up and organise, advertise and have training workshops around the country. This could be done with the help and support of disability advocacy organisations.