Find out here how you can have a voice on issues that are important to you. Many local and national disability groups and organisations have opportunities for you to get involved in activism, advocacy and campaigning. Check out the list of national disability organisations in our Supports and Services section.
North Wicklow Disability Access Group
This community group of local people with disabilities/disabled people working together to highlight and take action on issues for people with disabilities stopped meeting during COVID, but we’d be keen to get it going again. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested in being involved.
Independent Living Movement Ireland
Disabled person’s organisation (DPO) working to create an Independent Living Movement in Ireland led by disabled people, promote a rights-based social model of disability, challenge inequalities disabled people face and campaign for the human rights of disabled people. Sign up to their eBulletin for info on campaigns you can get involved in.
Disability Federation of Ireland
Run regular campaigns on issues for people with disability in Ireland.
Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) advocating for the rights of self-identified women, girls and non-binary/genderqueer/gender non-confirming people with disabilities in Ireland from an inter-sectional feminist approach.
National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities
Free and confidential one-to-one advocacy service for adults with a disability aged 18 and over. Can help you understand your rights, have a voice, speak up and say what you want to happen in your life.
National Platform of Self-advocates
National organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities for people with intellectual disabilities.
European movement of people with intellectual disabilities and their families – giving people a voice and campaigns to support.
Contact your local elected representatives
Website with contact details for councillors and TDs in your area.