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Strategic Plan 2023-2026 Focus Groups

We at Inclusion Ireland would like to hear from people with intellectual disabilities, family members and supporters about our new strategy.

A strategy is a plan of what we will work on for the next 3 years.

It is also about what we would like to see change for people with an intellectual disability over the next 3 years.

We will put all the things we hear in the focus group into a report so we can make a good strategy for 2023-2026.

All of our work will be about rights and the UNCRPD.

 

Read the Easy to Read Flyer here: Easy to Read Flyer – Strategic Plan Online Focus Groups

 

There will be two focus groups on the day, please register below for one of them:

 

Lunch Time Focus Group

1.00-2.00pm on Thursday 1st of December

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfu6trD8sH90ZR6utiW_ty10wNHlNmDIn

 

Evening Focus Group

7.00-8.00pm on Thursday 1st of December

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-2orDkrHdD059ZSR2fo26MBlbNYWCO8

 

An Introduction to Intellectual Disability and Rights for Parents and Family Members

Are you a parent or family member of a child who has an intellectual disability?

Are you looking for more support around intellectual disability?

Do you want to support your child to access their rights as a child with an intellectual disability?

Join us for our webinar on Wednesday 30th November:

‘An Introduction to Intellectual Disability and Rights for Parents and Family Members.’

Topics we will cover in this session include:

  • What do we mean by intellectual disability
  • Navigating disability supports for children to ensure their rights are realised
  • Advocating for a child who has an intellectual disability

 

We will answer questions we are frequently asked when parents and family members are starting out in advocating for a child with an intellectual disability. We would also like to hear from you on the day about further information you might want from us.

The webinar will take place at 11.30am – 1.00pm on Wednesday 30th November.

To register click on this link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoduCrqDosHtYa3f-J9lDfrn0E02iWSMf3

For further information email info@inclusionireland.ie

My Life, My Choice: Invitation and Call for Submissions

The Inclusion Ireland Self-Advocacy Committee are holding an event for International Day for Persons with Disabilities at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin.
The event will be all about decision-making for people with Intellectual Disabilities. It will be called My Life, My Choice. The event will take place on Tuesday 29 November 2022, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
We will hear speeches from self-advocates about decision-making and choices.
There are a limited number of places for this event, so be sure to register online here
To find out more about how you can be part of the event and share your story you will find more information in this flyer: Advocacy Committee Event Call for Submissions
There is also an easy to read flyer about the event you can read here: Advocacy Committee Event Flyer
This event is in association with Trinity College Dublin.

People with intellectual disabilities, rights and the media – final event

Inclusion Ireland is running events about people with intellectual disabilities speaking up about their rights in the media.

The events form part of a project Inclusion Ireland is doing to help self-advocates become spokespeople in the media and speak up on their rights.

This project is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

 

What will this event be about?

Self-advocates from our Media and Rights Working Group will speak about how to make media more inclusive.

We want to hear from you on these topics too.

Who is this event for?

This event is for people with intellectual disabilities, people who work in media, and journalists.

When will this event be on?

This event will be on 27th October between 11:30am and 1:30pm

Where is this event on?

The event will be held at the Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin

How do I book my place?

You can send us an email to info@inclusionireland.ie or call us on

01 8559891. There is a limited number of places.

The closing date to book your place is Friday the 21st October 2022.

 

You can read the Easy to Read flyer here: IHREC Media and Human Rights Final Event Flyer 27th October

‘Communication as a human right: Having your voice heard through Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)’

*This seminar is now sold out for now.  If any further spaces become available we will have an update on our website and across our social media channels.
Inclusion Ireland Seminar: ‘Communication as a human right: Having your voice heard through Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)’
Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Spencer Hotel, Dublin

Not everyone communicates using speech; we want to celebrate the ways in which people communicate through their gestures, signs, eyes and technology.

Join Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) users, experts and policy makers as we explore the pathway to ensuring everyone’s communication is valued and everyone gets the support they need to access their rights.

The seminar will be led by people who use AAC to communicate.

Opening address will be given by Ms Anne Rabbitte T.D., Minister for Disability.

We are pleased to be joined by Bernard O’Regan, Head of Disability Operations at the HSE and John Kearney, CEO of the National Council for Special Education.

This seminar is brought to you in collaboration with The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.

Book your place online at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/inclusion-ireland-seminar-tickets-422502816297

 

People with intellectual disabilities, rights, and the media – 3rd Zoom event

Inclusion Ireland is running events about people with intellectual disabilities speaking up about their rights in the media.

The events form part of a project Inclusion Ireland is doing to help self-advocates become spokespeople in the media and speak up on their rights.

This project is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

What will this event be about?

Self-advocates from our Media and Rights Working Group will speak about education, employment, and the media.

We want to hear from you on these topics too

Who is this event for?

This event is for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters if they need support to come to the event.

When will this event be on?

This event will be on 22nd September between 12pm and 3pm.

Where will this event be on?

The event will be at the offices of IHREC in Dublin 7.

How do I book my place?

You can send us an email to info@inclusionireland.ie or call us on 01 8559891

The closing date to book your place is Friday the 16th September 2022.

You can read the Easy to Read flyer here: IHREC Media and Human Rights Event – Flyer

People with intellectual disabilities, rights, and the media – 2nd Zoom event

Inclusion Ireland is running a series of 3 Zoom events about people with intellectual disabilities speaking up about their rights in the media.

The events form part of a project Inclusion Ireland are doing to help self-advocates become spokespeople in the media and speak up on their rights. This project is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

What? There will be self-advocates from our Media and Rights Working Group speaking about the UNCRPD, rights, and the media. We want to hear from you on these topics!

When? The second event will take place on the 6th of July on Zoom, from 11 to 1pm. This event will be about how to speak
about independent living and participation in the community in the media

Who? This event is for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters if they need support to attend

There is a limited number of places to attend the event.

How to Register

 You can send us an email to fiachra@inclusionireland.ie or call us at 0868373394

The closing date for registration is Monday the 4th of July. 

You can read the Easy to Read flyer here: Media and Rights 2nd Event Flyer

ALL EVENTS

People with intellectual disabilities, rights, and the media – Zoom events

Inclusion Ireland is running a series of 3 Zoom events about people with intellectual disabilities speaking up about their rights in the media.

The events form part of a project Inclusion Ireland are doing to help self-advocates become spokespeople in the media and speak up on their rights. This project is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

What? There will be self-advocates from our Media and Rights Working Group speaking about the UNCRPD, rights, and the media. We want to hear from you on these topics!

When? The first event will take place on the 16th of June on Zoom, from 11 to 1pm.

Who? This event is for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters if they need support to attend

There is a limited number of places to attend the event.

How to Register

 You can send us an email to fiachra@inclusionireland.ie or call us at 0868373394

The closing date for registration is Tuesday the 14th June

You can read the Easy to Read flyer here: Media and Rights 1st Event Flyer

Self-Advocacy Subcommittee is looking for 4 new members

Join Us

Inclusion Ireland is led by a Board of Directors.  4 of the Directors are self-advocates

We work hard to be a board that really includes and listens to all the Directors.

The Self-Advocacy Subcommittee of the board helps the board to do that.

We are looking for 4 more self-advocates to join us on this committee.

What

This committee will meet 6 times a year. We will meet on Zoom and in person.

We will talk about

  • Ideas for inclusive meetings
  • Rights of people with an intellectual disability
  • Ideas for helping other boards to be inclusive

How to Apply

You can apply by writing an email or by sending a short video to mageech@tcd.ie or paul@inclusionireland.ie

Please tell us about yourself by answering the questions in our easy to read flyer here: Easy to read flyer

We might ask you for an interview on Zoom.

When

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 24th June.

 

For Information contact

Christine Magee – 086 8335091 or email mageech@tcd.ie Paul Alford – paul@inclusionireland.ie

Everyone can communicate- webinar event

“Everyone can communicate”

A webinar about honouring people with intellectual disabilities who are non-speaking in communicating their will and preference in decision making.

Please find the flyer here- Everyone can communicate Flyer 150622

Join Inclusion Ireland on

Wednesday June 15th from 2-3.30pm online for a webinar:

 

What is the reason for this webinar?

The Decision Support Service are due to open their doors this Summer. At Inclusion Ireland, we are mindful of people who have higher support needs and how they can access their rights.

We want to make sure that there is always a presumption of our capacity, no matter what way we might happen to communicate, and that our will and preference for decisions big and small will be understood and honoured.

Our Guest Speakers:

Eilionóir Flynn: Professor in Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway.

Amy Fieldhouse: a Senior Speech and Language Therapist with St. John of Gods North East.

Tara Ghalaieny  a Senior Speech and Language Therapist in St Michael’s House

This event is open to everyone; people with intellectual disabilities, family members, professionals, supporters, staff, allies and friends

To book your place you can register at this zoom link

If you have any questions please contact Alex on 018559891 or email info@inclusionireland.ie

We look forward to seeing you at the event!    

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