Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Learning disability services in Ireland are seeking to address adult service- Users’ needs for information and skills in the area of interpersonal relationships. Dave Travis, Social Worker, Brothers of Charity Services, Kilcornan Centre, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway describes personal development courses within the Brothers of Charity Services in County Galway.

In discussion with frontline staff about the areas of their work that they find most challenging—and about which they feel most vulnerable—personal development and...

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Kate Powell is 20 years old. She is taking a two-year vocational access course at South Thames College, works in the Down’s Syndrome Association office one day a week, belongs to La Rondina Dance Company and is a member of Dolphins swimming club. She lives with her parents in London, and has four older brothers and sisters. Kate’s mother, Barbara, is on the management committee of the support group, Contact-a-Family.

BARBARA: I knew the moment Kate was born that something was wrong. I had a very nice midwife, who said: ‘What do you think it...

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Anne Perry and Yvette Goslin met and became friends about a year ago at Work Options (a unit which supports adults with learning difficulties on the north side of Dublin). Pat Kelly and Flo Goslin spoke with Anne and Yvette about their friendship.

Anne, what age are you and where do you live? I’m 44, and I live in Tallaght. Yvette? I’m 22 and I live in Coolock. Anne, how long...

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Fidelma Hynes, Daughters of Charity Services, Navan Road, reviews two articles in recent issues of the British Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Recent articles by Christopher Stirling and Albert McHugh explore Natural Therapeutic Holding, an alternative to the use of control and restraint in managing aggression...