Friday, November 24, 2017

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Special Needs Activities

Have fun at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre. We offer an outdoor land- or water-based activity on a one-to-one basis, which may suit specific needs e.g. ASD. Session will run on Tuesdays during the summer months. (Afternoon 1:30pm -3:30pm for 2 hours). Pre-booking is essential. At the beach we can take you bodyboarding, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, beachcombing….you choose!! At the centre you can try archery,...

Will Government Ministers Listen to People with Disabilities?

Will Government Ministers and TDs listen properly to the needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities & their Families? I don’t think so, because Government and most TDS don’t think the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families are important enough....

Disability Psychotherapy Ireland Interest Group – Seminar

The ‘thinking’ and ‘reflection’ involved in Disability Psychotherapy can offer staff groups who work in services valuable space and time to reflect on their own work practice and share learning and experience with colleagues....

Unexpected Joy

"I have learnt far far more about the human condition, and what it truly means to be alive from just being with those with learning diabilities than I have from any eminent teacher or book."

STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARY MORAN – 16th December 2015  

HISTORIC MOMENT AS CAPACITY BILL PASSES ALL STAGES IN SEANAD - MORAN The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 passed all stages in the Seanad on Tuesday, 15th December following many hours of debate over the last number of weeks.

Love Loss Life

Rhythm Room are fundraising for our new show Love Loss Life at this link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/love-loss-life#/story And we really need your help to make it go all the way......

Course in ‘Psychotherapy and Positive Behaviour Support’

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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an approach that is achieving widespread adoption. Guidance from the Department of Health and NICE recommends the use of PBS when working with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour can be challenging. But what is the role of Psychotherapy within the PBS framework?

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.

Thundercut Alley: ‘Creigtongenics’

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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. Here is a link to her piece called Creigtongenics...

Thundercut Alley – ‘Aras Attracta: an alternative’

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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.