Monday, December 11, 2017

Inclusion Ireland News

Inclusion Ireland news update

Events AGM and Annual Report 2016 In May, Inclusion Ireland held its annual general meeting for members and launched the easy-to-read annual report for 2016.

Inclusion Ireland News Update – April 2017

UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women As part of their consultation on the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) met with a group of women with disabilities at Inclusion Ireland’s offices.

Inclusion News

Over one hundred parents, service providers, individuals, family members and policy makers attended Inclusion Ireland's ‘Tools for Independent Living Seminar’ at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on Wednesday, September 14th.

News from Inclusion

Inclusion Ireland Annual Report 2015 Our Annual Report for 2015, which includes an accessible video and an Easy-to-Read document, were both launched in June. This year’s Annual Report is another step forward in making information as accessible to people as possible.

Inclusion Ireland – Election 2016 update

Inclusion Ireland will be launching a comprehensive information pack for the upcoming General Election which will take place in early 2016. Inclusion Ireland has already produced an Election Manifesto called ‘A Disability Manifesto for Equality and Human Rights – Intellectual disability issues for the 32nd Dáil’.

Inclusion Ireland September 2015 Updates

Inclusion Ireland attended a pre-Budget statement briefing on Monday, September 21st along with eight other disability and network organisations in The Boardroom, Davenport Hotel in Dublin.....

Inclusion Ireland News

The lads meet a minister
Inclusion Ireland hosted their AGM ‘Áras Attracta – Four Months On’ at the Spencer Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, April 11 and the event was widely covered in the national media over the weekend. The RTÉ Prime Time Investigations Unit report ‘Inside Bungalow 3’ concerning the HSE-run care home Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo was broadcast last December and made for disturbing viewing...

Families bridging the gap

Inclusion Ireland recently published a working paper: ‘The Case of Speech and Language Therapy’ authored by Pauline Conroy. The key findings of this report were that there is not a functioning, public speech and language therapy service in Ireland and that access to a service can depend on where you live. Another of the key findings, which should come as no surprise, was the resilience, hard work and creativity of families and support groups. While acknowledging that the Health Service Executive (HSE) should be funding these services, many parents have taken their own action to ensure their child has a service...

Inclusion Ireland News

Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in style by hosting two performances of the Blue Teapot production of Sanctuary, to packed audiences at Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre on 3 December 2014. The audience was treated to a double bill: a presentation by the Inclusion Ireland self-advocacy group, followed by the Sanctuary play. The powerful presentation was: ‘Change the law on relationships for people with disabilities – we have a right to have intimate relationships.’ The Inclusion Ireland self-advocacy subcommittee has nine members. Brian Hayes spoke first and said; ‘We are here today to celebrate the international day for people with disabilities. Thank you so much for coming today and helping us to celebrate. We hope today will bring some change to people’s lives so people have more confidence in themselves to demand equal rights and the freedom of having a relationship of their choice.

Inclusion Ireland News

Following on from the success of Inclusion Ireland’s training calendar earlier in the year, we will be launching an Autumn/Winter calendar from September to January. Popular topics such as Making a Will, Decision Making, Finances, HIQA Standards, Advocacy and Sexual Relationships will be included. We will also beginning Media Training for people interested in this area. As with all of Inclusion Ireland’s training, members enjoy preferential rates and first option to book over members of the public. The training will be taking place across Ireland and more information will be posted on and via our Facebook and Twitter pages.