Monday, December 11, 2017

Frontline Issue 77

Positive behaviour support

Influences and origins PBS is one of a range of person-centred approaches which are complementary, but which are not simply interchangeable. In common with other Person-centred approaches, PBS is ultimately focussed on achieving good quality of life outcomes based on a vision of a better life, a vision developed together with the person (and with the person’s supporters). Like other...

GRANDPARENTING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

My son called late at night, he rang the bell and my husband went downstairs to answer the door. He came up to me in bed and said my son had told us we had a grandson. I leapt out of bed to go downstairs and my son told me the shattering news that our grandson had Down Syndrome....

ART AS AN EARLY INTERVENTION TOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

‘Only through art can we get outside ourselves and know another’s view of the universe which is not the same as ours and see the landscapes which would otherwise have remained unknown to us like the landscapes of the moon.’ This quote, from this book’s flyleaf, gets to the core issues which Nicole Martin addresses: how art might be used to...

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

Today it seems we are inundated with information about the state of the public finances. However, more and more people are beginning to become concerned about their own personal finances too; every day Inclusion Ireland gets queries from parents of people with intellectual disability on the topic of money and how best to arrange their finances. Bank accounts Many parents feel...

What’s the buzz down in Co. Wexford?

The Psychology Consultation Service (PCS) is a new service introduced in County Wexford. It is run by psychologists working with adults with intellectual disability (ID), with the aim of focussing on the contemporary needs of clients, and it has been provided in addition to the service operated through the waiting list system. The PCS is committed to review and development....

Emerging trends in the support of people with disabilities in Australia

The vast Australian island continent (7.7 million square kilometres or 3.0 million square miles) is a multicultural society populated by 22 million people, with about 65% living in the capital cities of the six states (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania) and its two territories (Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory). The majority of...

Early intervention services: a survey of parental attitudes toward service provision and impact of the disability act (2005)

Introduction Following years of lobbying by disability groups, the Irish Government launched the National Disability Strategy (NDS) in 2004. This framework had a number of positive action measures to support the participation of people with disabilities in Irish society. The NDS included the Disability Act (2005), as an integral part of the strategy, with the aim of dealing with the...

Sex education and improving capacity in people with intellectual disability to make sexuality-related decisions

Introduction The area of consent, particularly in relation to sexuality, is a cause of concern to intellectual disability (ID) service providers in Ireland. The ambiguity of the current legislation on consent creates considerable challenges at individual and policy level for most organisations. The simple question of who should be allowed to engage in what sexual behaviour is extremely contentious and...

Arts Ability

Arts Ability is a partnership initiative between Wexford County Council, HSE South, The Arts Council and County Wexford Community Workshop (New Ross), which aims at providing inclusive opportunities for people to celebrate Creativity and develop their art practice in a professional manner. The visual art programme at CWCW New Ross was established during 2003, and many artists have developed their...

Supporting Families

The Respite Supports project was set up in September 2006. It began as a pilot project and was a result of a need identified by the HSE for residential places. The project is run by the Muiríosa Foundation (formerly the Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary) in conjunction with the HSE. It provides support to 22 people with...