Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Frontline Issue 61

HEALTH RESEARCH ROUND TABLE, A SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE CENTRE FOR DISABILITY STUDIES

UCD, 1 DECEMBER 2004 Patricia Noonan Walsh, NDA Professor of Disability Studies, chaired a UCD seminar on health-related research in disabilities, held on 1 December 2004, as part of the Centre for Disability Studies’ public lecture series. Professor Roy McConkey of the University of Ulster reported on a study, ‘Social well-being and living arrangements’, that set out to ascertain the social...

LIVES AND TIMES

This is an excellent, attractively produced textbook for all professionals in the field of intellectual disability, and I have little doubt that it will be recommended as such worldwide. This publication adopts a global perspective, yet focuses on the Irish context. Sixteen chapters comprehensively incorporate service provision, professionals, families, lifespan aspects and issues of best practice. Each chapter is a...

CREATIVE THEMES FOR GROUPWORK AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

This practical groupwork manual offers a valuable resource for healthcare workers and students from a variety of healthcare professional backgrounds, especially those who facilitate people with an intellectual disability. The resource is aimed at mental health service users, youth groups and older clients who may be returning to learning, as well as people with a mild or moderate learning...

TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

Talkabout Relationships is a group-work resource which aims to improve the skills of young adults with learning disabilities to form and maintain relationships. There is a lengthy introduction, which looks at the nature and development of relationships and the implications for people with a learning disability. The workbook includes a staff rating assessment of the person’s skills and criteria for...

INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING

If you believe that storytelling is at its best with a good storyteller and a group of listeners, then you need to take a look at this book and think again. It is the word interactive in the title that holds the key to the specific approach to storytelling put forward by author Keith Park. The subtitle, Developing inclusive...

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

On the 23rd and 24th of September last I attended a conference called ‘2Moving Forward Together’ at the Two Mile Inn Hotel in Limerick. It was organised by the Advocacy Structures in the Brothers of Charity Services, that is, the National Advocacy Council and the National Supporters Group. The main speaker at the conference was Michael Kendrick, but there...

SAVING TIME WITH LUAS

I live in Clontarf and travel to my centre in Bluebell, where I work, each day. I use the 130 bus from my home to the city, and then I used to get the 51 bus to Bluebell. Most times I would arrive at the centre in Bluebell at about 9.45a.m. I still use the 130 bus from my home...

NDA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DISABILITY SERVICES

In June 2002 the National Disability Authority (NDA) formally proposed the development of National Standards for Disability Services to the Department of Health and Children. Since then, the NDA and the Department have actively worked in partnership on this project which eventually resulted in the NDA recommending the standards for approval by the Minister of Health and Children in...

NAMHI PARENTS’ SEMINAR

6 NOVEMBER 2004 The Parents’ Committee of namhi hosted their annual Parents’ Seminar on Saturday 8 November 2004, at ‘Chief O’Neill’s’ in Dublin, where a packed audience discussed the subject of ‘legal capacity and decision making for people with intellectual disability’. Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Michael McDowell TD, opened the seminar. He acknowledged that a lot of...

A MONOLOGUE OF A MOTHER

They are born in all corners of the world and they look like twins. They grow older as if members of a separate nation. The shortcomings in their intellectual development Nature compensated with a sea of goodness of character. They are very emotional and open to share all the warmth they are capable of. They are the children with...