Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Inclusion Ireland news update

Events AGM and Annual Report 2016 In May, Inclusion Ireland held its annual general meeting for members and launched the easy-to-read annual report for 2016.

My journey to supported independent living.

People have always told me, “Life’s not meant to be easy!” Well, I’ve learnt that to be true... absolutely true. Let me tell you, much of my life has been a very difficult struggle. From the days I can first remember right up to now. Everything I’ve ever had, I’ve had to fight for. And it never stops.

The Wills Project in Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland has been running a project for over two years, that assists people with additional support needs to make a will. As an organisation, we are supported by the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project under the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), which links non-profit organisations who have a legal need with legal professionals, without any cost attached....

Using sport to achieve my goals

Tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Sharon Lane. I am 35 years old. I have a visual impairment and an intellectual disability. I live with my family in Cork. I am supported by Cope Foundation. I am very independent. I like doing my own thing! Tell us how you got involved in sport?.....

Sexual and reproductive healthcare issues facing women with disabilities

Article 23 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) focuses on respect for home and family. The Article reaffirms the right of persons with disabilities to marry and have a family, to have access to reproductive and family planning information and education and to have the means to exercise these rights. Both the UNCRPD and broader women’s rights treaties reaffirm the right of women with disabilities to decide on the number and spacing of their children.

Child Care Proceedings and the Family Rights of Parents with Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland

International research shows that parents with intellectual disabilities are many times more likely to have their children taken into care than parents without disabilities. Both the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stress the need to recognise the family rights of people with disabilities.

The Cost of Disability

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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.