Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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.

Employment survey: An inclusive research project

Work is one of the most important parts of life for many people. In Eolas, we are always discussing our jobs and experiences of the world of work. We decided to research these issues in more detail. With the support of the staff we decided to find out about where, when and for how long people were working.

Home Sharing in Intellectual Disability Services in Ireland

Home Sharing in intellectual disability services has existed in Ireland for the last thirty years as an alternative option to the traditional residential and respite care models of support offered to people with intellectual disability and their families. The last ten years has seen further developments in Home Sharing...

Inclusion News

Over one hundred parents, service providers, individuals, family members and policy makers attended Inclusion Ireland's ‘Tools for Independent Living Seminar’ at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on Wednesday, September 14th.

My Life, My Way – Reflections from an Individualised living arrangement

Fran and Molly
As a thirty-five-year-old woman I’m about to celebrate my first year as a home owner. I now have a front door and a place that reflects who I am. A place I call my own. Most importantly I have a home that allows me to feel safe and to grow as a person....

Families and improvement in Intellectual Disability

I have a real interest in services for people with intellectual disabilities growing into their full potential. Over the last while I have been asking the following question: What if an intellectual disability service could find a way to capture all of the voices involved in it ...

Supporting People with an Intellectual Disability as Parents

The Irish system and attitudes to people with a disability means that the only true advocates people with a disability have are more than often their parents. Remove parents from this equation, and what is left is the current appalling situation unfolding in the care system and the HSE.