Friday, November 24, 2017

Frontline Issue 57

THE GREAT DANES–TRAINING IN SEXUAL EXPRESSION

The Respect Symposium was held in Killarney in November. Sponsored by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies in partnership with the Irish Sex Education Network, the theme was Relationships Ethics Sexuality Person Centred Education Consent and Training (RESPECT). The Federation are producing a booklet on the proceedings, which included over sixty speakers. One aspect of this ground-breaking symposium, a session...

TANNER ROMANIA MISSION

In October 1990, an American couple, Bruce and Sandie Tanner, watched a television programme called ‘The Shame of a Nation’, depicting the plight of many hundreds of orphaned or abandoned children who were living in terrible conditions in Romanian institutions. They had already felt called to full-time volunteer work overseas, now it became their goal to find a way...

WHO DECIDES AND HOW?

NAMHI has done it again! They have produced a discussion document that takes on the complex task of decision making and capacity in the field of intellectual disabilities and they have rendered it to us in a discussion document that clearly blows the cobwebs away and de-mystifies this complex area. The passion for this book comes from NAMHI’s deep concern...

RESPECT: Relationships: Ethics: Sexuality: Person-centered: Education: Consent: Training

THE RESPECT SYMPOSIUM took place on 5–6 November 2003 in Killarney and was sponsored by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, in partnership with The Irish Sex Education Network. This was an excellent and ground-breaking conference with over sixty speakers. The relationship aspect of choice, personal freedom and the right to do your own thing was the primary focus of...

POMONA – HEALTH INDICATORS FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

POMONA is a European Commission public-health funded project that aims to identify health indicators for people with intellectual disability. POMONA was officially launched in November 2002 and is being coordinated by Professor Patricia Noonan Walsh, Centre for Disability Studies, University College Dublin; Professor Mike Kerr, University of Wales College of Medicine; and Dr Henny van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, University...

My trip to Paris

We arrived on a sunny crisp evening in October. I was very excited and couldn't wait to get out and about to see all the beautiful sights, but most importantly my famous art work which is travelling Europe at the moment. On the first day we saw the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Bastille and many more. On the second...

RADIO CORCA BASCAINN

My name is Patricia O’Dea. I am from Clonina, Cree, County Clare. I am in the Brothers of Charity Services in West Clare. I go five days a week to a day centre in Kilrush. A group of six people from our centre make a radio programme called ‘Now We’re Talking’ on Radio Corca Bascainn, the West Clare community radio...

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS: A NEW SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Introduction The past decade has been significant in terms of change in special education in Ireland. When the Special Education Review Committee (SERC) first met in September 1991 to consider the whole area of special education, children with special educational needs (SEN) were being placed in mainstream classes in schools where there was no in class support for them. The...

AAATE 2003 CONFERENCE: Shaping the Future

AAATE, the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, held its 7th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, ‘Shaping the Future’, in Dublin from 31 August to 3 September 2003. The Conference was organised on a collaborative basis by the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), University College Dublin and Media Lab Europe. AAATE was constituted in 1995...

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS FOLLOWING THE CARE ASSISTANT’S ROAD

A review of the literature on special needs assistants in education found a small amount of research in this area. Described in a Department of Education and Science circular, special needs assistants (SNA) are considered appropriate where a pupil has significant medical need, a significant impairment of physical or sensory function, or where their behaviour is a danger to...