Friday, November 24, 2017

Innovation

Getting To Individualised Options in Ireland: The Present Leadership Challenges

The current policy and programmatic environment in Ireland is transitional, as Ireland begins preparations for a major shift away from congregate service models towards more individualised and socially inclusive options for lifestyle and other supports for persons with disabilities. Some of that shift, in the form of an ongoing systematic transformation of service models, has already taken place in a relatively small number of Irish agencies.

Government Leadership on Disability Issues

February’s CSO figures brought bad news for people with disabilities. It showed that while poverty levels are starting to improve generally in Ireland, they are actually getting worse for people with disabilities. This is despite the appointment of a Minister of State with special responsibility for people with disabilities in 2016 and the preparations ...

My new life in my new apartment

Paul Alford
My name is Paul Alford. I have worked for Inclusion Ireland for the last ten years as a self-advocate. I believe in rights for all people with intellectual disabilities. I believe all people should live as independently as possible .....

Using Technology to Support and Develop Communication Skills: iPods, iPads, Androids, Apps and Skype

For many people, devices such as iPods and iPads have become an extension of their arm. They give us so much at the touch of a screen. They keep us up-to-date on the everyday movements and special events of those who may not be in close proximity....

Article request: Issue 100 on Social Media

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Frontline issue 100 is coming soon and the theme is 'Social Media and how to use it effectively'. We are looking for articles based on this theme but we are also looking for stories related in any way to intellectual disability.

Life Stories and iPads: A New Way to Keep Memories

Have you ever noticed that as we grow older it becomes harder to remember important stories and information about our lives? These memories hold lots of information about ourselves, and the way we like to live our lives. Life stories can be a good way of gathering up the stories and information about ourselves, so that we can make sure we continue to live our lives as we would like.

Thundercut Alley – ‘Aras Attracta: an alternative’

Kite flying
A features writer for 16 years, Kate Butler has written for a number of Irish titles, but mostly for the Sunday Times. She is also a practising barrister and board member of Inclusion Ireland.

WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE SERVICES

DCU course members
Issue 88 of Frontline (Autumn 2012, pp.18-19) included an article by Deirdre Corby in Dublin City University’s School of Nursing and Human Sciences, in which she described the development of an innovative course module enabling ‘three ordinary stakeholders of an intellectual disability service’ to bring about service change/improvement. This article offers a short account of the DCU course, from the perspective of a participant this year...