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Frontline Issue 45

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The Disability Bill announced late in December 2001, after years of anticipation, was met with widespread criticism by Irish disability groups.

The Disability Bill was presented to the Dáil before Christmas. According to its preamble it aimed to make ‘further and better provisions for persons...

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Rachael O´Connor, Principal Social Worker, Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary Services describes a recent programme, which she coordinated and facilitated along with clinical psychologist Fiona Reilly in the Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary Services, for young people who have siblings with a learning disability. , Mullingar

Suggestions from parents concerned about how their children are coping with having a brother or sister with special needs, and their recognition that they...

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Reviewed by Catherine Keenan, School Chaplain, St Augustine's School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

A 215-page book written for those with an interest in relationships between people, people with disabilities and with God, this book is also for...

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Reviewed by Sr Brid Buckley, Pastoral Care Department, STEP Enterprises (St John of God Services), Dublin 18

Talking together about death is a very useful resource pack for the families and carers of people with learning disabilities. The authors have compiled...

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Bairbre Redmond describes how she and her colleagues at UCD have developed an inclusive approach to teaching and research in learning disability--educating students who are likely to be Ireland's policy-makers of the future. Bairbre Redmond, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)

When I joined the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at University College Dublin in 1989, after eleven years as a social worker...