Monday, September 25, 2017
Frontline Issue 50

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This is the first of a new series of articles on disability websites—first of all, some native Irish sites.

Frontline prides itself as an information resource for Irish families, practitioners and researchers in intellectual disability. However, because the magazine appears only every three...

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Jim Jordan explains the comprehensive changes underway in the administration and monitoring of training and employment services for people with disabilities. Jim Jordan, Head of Vocational Training, St Augustine’s School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Among the recommendations of A Strategy for Equality, the 1996 Report of the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, was a call...

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A week after UCD officially announced her appointment as Ireland’s first Professor of Disability Studies, Patricia Noonan Walsh talked about her new position with Mary de Paor.

‘This is the first Chair in Disability Studies in Ireland, and it’s coming at an amazingly exciting time, full of opportunities. I see it...

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Edmond O’Dea and Richard Egan set out a number of the issues that young people with an intellectual disability have in relation to sexuality and sex education. Dr Edmond O’Dea is Head of Psychology, Brothers of Charity Services, Bawnmore, Limerick & Richard Egan is Educational Psychologist, Brothers of Charity Services, Bawnmore, Limerick.

In recent years, People with intellectual disability have enjoyed increased freedom to live their lives as fully and as normally as possible. Philosophies of...

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Nothing is more beautiful than the Leopardstown race meeting in early September by Mary McEvoy

Birthdays have no real significance at my age, but since I have found the perfect present in recent years, I enjoy them once again....

Research into quality-of-life issues for people with disabilities continues to show differences—and some similarities. Colin Griffiths, Nurse Tutor, Stewart’s Hospital Services, reviews some recent articles.

Much research has been carried out into what constitutes quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. The results of this research suggest that...

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The key American law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, has influenced the school lives of many children with special needs in the US. Máiríde Woods follows its progress from the original IDEA.

Hehir and Gamm describe the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 as coming out of a long history of exclusion and segregation of...