Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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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...

Strictly Let’s Dance

Lucy and Darragh jazz hands
Lucy Blake & Darragh Quinlan of The Solas Centre take to the floor for Waterford’s Strictly Let’s Dance this month. Lucy gives us a flavour of the preparations and the glamour! My name is Lucy and I’m living in Waterford City. I volunteer for the local Solas Centre which is part of The South Eastern Cancer Foundation and am always...

Sensational Swimmers at Cope Foundation Success for all the family

In a multidisciplinary effort, a new innovative swimming programme has been offered to parents and children attending Cope Foundation. The programme, ‘Sensational Swimmers’ was a great success with all families that participated. The ‘Sensational Swimmers’, programme is specifically developed to help children with specific learning needs, autism, communication difficulties and sensory difficulties to enjoy success in the water and in learning to swim. It also works with families to develop their confidence, so that swimming can be a family activity and experience...

OPEN TRAINING COLLEGE GRADUATIONS

Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Open Training College who attended the Conferring of Awards ceremony on Saturday, 15 November at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin. Almost one hundred graduates achieved third-level awards in the areas of Social Care and Management in the disability and wider non-profit sectors. Special mention goes to Aenid Doherty (The Gerry Clarke Award), Paul Foster (Social Care Ireland Award for Academic Excellence), and Peter Shiels (The Wheel Management Award for Academic Excellence) for achieving their respective ‘Student of the Year’ awards on the day.

ST CHRISTOPHER’S SERVICES ART PROGRAMME

St Christopher’s Services Art Programme has been awarded first prize in the IPB Pride of Place Award for 2013. Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over Ireland. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities...

Self-Advocates’ Briefing to Oireachtas Members on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

‘Break barriers, open doors—for an inclusive society for all.’ That was the theme of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2013. Members of the self-advocates’ sub-committee of the Board of Inclusion Ireland marked the important day by briefing Oireachtas members, before a formal meeting the following day with Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State with responsibility for disability issues. Brendan O’Connor, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Independent, chaired the briefing...

THREE PEOPLE REWARDED FOR MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE IN HUMAN SERVICES!

The Student of the Year awards were announced at the Open Training College Conferring of Awards Ceremony held at the RDS Dublin, on 16 November 2013. Awards are based on the best academic record achieved by a graduate upon successful completion of their course of study with the Open Training College...

Ploughing new furrows in rural communities

Shiny new machinery, showers and mud, food stands and coffee bars with laughter and banter are all part of the spirit of the gathering which is the ‘National Ploughing Championships’. An abiding feature of this event, year in and out, in good times and tough times, is the celebration and camaraderie which characterise the people and way of life...

Ability West service user council

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Ability West has a Service User Council in place which is representative of service users throughout the organisation. The Council has been in place since June 2010- The Chairperson of the Council is Jimmy Sweeney. The Council is facilitated by Eileen Costello-Conneely, staff member of Ability West...

St Mary’s Rochestown School Reunion

St. Mary’s School in Rochestown (Cork) hosted a fantastic reunion on Saturday, 8 October last. This was a celebration of 30 years of special education at St Mary’s School. 150 former students from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford and over 50 former staff members arrived for the celebration. A reception was held in the school during the after.noon....