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Conference: Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Inclusion Ireland and IHREC are holding a conference on housing for people with intellectual disabilities on Tuesday, 3rd December, from 10am-3pm, in Dublin.

The conference hopes to bring people with intellectual disabilities, their supporters, and professionals together to discuss housing.

 

Inclusion Ireland is hosting this conference as part of an Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) funded project on housing for people with intellectual disabilities.

The event is being organised by a Working Group made up of people with intellectual disabilities, and will feature presentations and discussion from people on their experiences of accessing housing and the barriers they have come up against.

Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/housing-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-tickets-77128259701

 
Better Options College Fair for students with disabilities

Are you a student with a disability considering your post-Leaving Cert options?

Why not drop into AHEAD's free Better Options College Fair on 18th November 2019 from 10am-1pm in Marino Institute, Dublin???

This college fair is an ideal event for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options. 

You'll be able to talk to staff from college support services to get key information on courses and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education.

Colleges nationwide are represented in the exhibition hall and talks run concurrently, covering topics such as DARE and some key preparatory tips for entering college. 

Find out more here: https://ahead.ie/betteroptions

 
CHAT Assistive Tech event

The next free CHAT - Community Hub for Assistive Technology - event is on Friday 18th October 2019.

Live life to the full with assistive technology!

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/chat-living-life-to-the-full-with-assistive-technology-tickets-73525393431

 
St. Catherine's Special School Open Evening

St. Catherine's Special School is holding an opening evening at 7pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

St Catherines Open Day

 
Greystones Beach Access

Greystones beach is now more accessible for wheelchairs and buggies with a new beach access mat!

 

The beach mat was provided by Greystones Municipal District with the assistance of Healthy Ireland funding from the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.

 
Bray Autism Friendly Town

Bray is going to be the next Autism Friendly Town!

Are you involved in a business, club, or organisation that wants to become more inclusive?

To support this initiative, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 086 400 4700. You can also check out their Facebook page: @BrayAFTTeam

 
Paid work placements for graduates with disabilities

Ahead's WAM scheme offers paid work placements in major companies for graduates with a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health difficulty.

Check out their current opportunities here: https://ahead.ie/currentopportunities

 

 
Irish Sign Language sessions

Would you like to learn some Irish sign language? Or do you already know a little but want to learn more?

Why not drop into one of RehabCare's interactive group sessions practising Irish sign language in a fun environment at Coffee Delights, Southern Cross Road, Bray, from 10-11am every Monday.

Contact Danielle on 086 858 3406 to find out more, or just turn up!

 
Disability Speed Lobby

A ‘speed lobby’ event put on by Bray Area Partnership's Disability Network on 3rd May gave local people with disabilities the chance to meet Local Election candidates for Bray and Greystones, talk to them about the issues that affect their lives, and find out what candidates would do about them if they were elected.

The event was put on in conjunction with the Disability Federation of Ireland’s #DisabilityVotesCount campaign, with Sunbeam House Services kindly providing the space in their Taylor Centre.

Using an innovative rotating 'speed lobby' format, candidates spent 15 minutes at  each table answering questions tabled by people with disabilities involved in local disability groups and services. They also got the chance to sign a pledge to support the DFI’s Local Election Manifesto #DisabilityVotesCount.

Issues for people with disabilities raised on the day included lack of employment and training opportunities; the need for more housing and independent living facilities, better public transport, more disabled car parking spaces and pedestrian crossings, and free mental health education and counselling. Candidates were also asked would they carry out access audits in towns to highlight the difficulties people with disabilities face in getting around.

There will be a follow-up meeting in the autumn with elected councillors to check on any progress they have made in addressing these issues.

The DFI’s #DisabilityVotesCount campaign asks local election candidates to make sure all local public services are open and accessible for people who have a disability, that people with disabilities participate on local decision-making structures, and that every local authority publishes an implementation plan for the UN CRPD by 2020.

 

 
Free inclusion and accessibility training for pre-schools

Up to 1,150 free training places are being made available to pre-school practitioners to ensure their pre-school services are inclusive and accessible to children with disabilities.

Applications opened on 4 March 2019 for the fourth intake onto the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) higher education programme for pre-school practitioners which will commence this September. The LINC programme is a key initiative under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) for pre-school children. The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 4th April, 2019.

The LINC programme is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It is delivered by a consortium, led by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University’s Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education.

For more information, see: https://lincprogramme.ie/ 

 
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