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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

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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!    

Education – Advocating on Behalf of Your Child – 26 April

Venue: At home – an online Zoom presentation

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022

Time: 7pm – 8pm

An online information talk hosted by Inclusion Ireland and Parent Led Autism Network  for parents of children with disabilities in primary and secondary school.

  • The rights that children with disabilities have at school.
  • Negotiating with teachers and advocating on behalf of your child

Speaker: Julie Helen, Communications Manager and Information Manager, Inclusion Ireland

Registration: Please Register in advance on this meeting link –

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc-CrqzosHtTM6Uj5QjRtBRFbfxMvfLL3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can contact Alex Kearney at Inclusion Ireland by phone at 01 – 8559891 or by email at admin@inclusionireland.ie for event information or registration support.

For information on education supports visit our Education webpage.

All are welcome

Housing Information Session – 15 March

Are you a disabled person who is starting your journey in accessing housing or independent living?

Inclusion Ireland and Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are coming together in partnership to host information sessions about accessing housing and independent living supports.

The information sessions will have information and discussion about:

1) Options and steps to applying for housing for disabled people
2) Pathways to steps to accessing a Personal Assistance Service (PAS)
3) Pathways and steps to accessing additional independent living
supports
4) Top tips on beginning your journey and advocating for yourself

The information sessions will take place online on Zoom on Tuesday 15th of March at 11am until 1pm (morning) and
Tuesday 15th of March at 7pm until 9pm (evening)

Please choose one information session to go to. They will both be the
same.

We are running 2 groups so you can go at the time that suits you best.

To register for an information session please contact Alex at Inclusion Ireland at info@inclusionireland.ie or call 01 8559891

Future Planning – Making a Will Event 08 March

One of the most frequent enquiries Inclusion Ireland receives is on the topic of Making a Will, from people with an intellectual disability and family members making their own will.

Join us for:

Future Planning – Making a Will

An introductory talk presented by Susan Doyle, Solicitor BA, LLB, LLM – SMD Solicitors Cork

Venue: At home – an online Zoom presentation

Date: Tuesday 8th March 2022    Time: 7pm – 8pm

An online information talk hosted by  Inclusion Ireland and Kildare Autism Network. All are Welcome.

Registration: Please Register in advance on this meeting link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeuopjooGdUORX3Zxe2lew7AqY1xs0gn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can contact Alex Kearney at Inclusion Ireland by phone at 01 – 8559891 or by email at admin@inclusionireland.ie for event information or registration support.

For information visit our Future Planning and Making Will Webpage

 

Self Advocacy Event 03 December

My choices, My money, My house-Self Advocacy Event for International Day for People with disabilities Please Join Us !

Read our Easy to Read Flyer here  Easy to Read Flyer 03 December self advocacy event

Inclusion Ireland self-advocacy subcommittee are holding an event for International Day for People with Disabilities on 03 December 2021.

The event will be called My choices, My money, My house

 The event will be on 03 December 2021.

 The event will be on at 2pm-3.30pm

 The event will be online on Zoom

We will hear speeches from self advocates and family members:

The speeches will be about:

My Choices: How people make choices at home and outside home

 

My Money: money and budgets

 

My house: housing and living in the community

 

We will hear from Anne Rabbitte TD- Minister with responsibility for Disability at the event.

 

Please register for the event at

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuf-yvrT0jG9waKH9m5_moIiJ4MONeARSZ

For more information contact Guillaume at guillaume@inclusionireland.ie – 086 035 3888

Education Talk- Advocating on behalf of your Child

Our Connect Family Network will host an online  information talk on Education – Advocating on Behalf of Your Child in partnership with IRD Duhallow

Thursday 25th November from 11am to 12pm
This event is for parents of children with disabilities in primary and secondary school.

the topics covered in the talk include:
• The rights that children with disabilities have at school.
• Individual Education Plans (IEP) and how you can make them work
for your child at school.
• Negotiating with teachers and advocating on behalf of your child

Please Register in advance on this meeting link –
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsd-2hrjIrGtJkqajV4qN-FCelABkZXbTM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.

For event information or
registration support contact:
• Alex Kearney, Inclusion Ireland at 01 – 8559891 or email at
admin@inclusionireland.ie
• Stephanie Moynihan, IRD Duhallow, at 029-60633 or email
Stephanie.moynihan@irdduhallow.com
For information on education supports visit our Education webpage

Report Launch: Our Housing Rights: Tackling the Housing Crisis Disabled People Face

Inclusion Ireland and Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are delighted to invite you to the launch of our report called:

 

Our Housing Rights: Tackling the Housing Crisis Disabled People Face

Disabled People face a housing crisis in Ireland right now.

We came together in partnership using focus groups to understand the issues and solutions in housing for disabled people in 2021.

We know it is difficult to access and afford housing and to get the independent living supports people need.

 

Our report tells of the problems in housing and solutions to fix these problems.

 

The solutions should be included in the new Housing Strategy for Disabled People which will be published in the coming months.

 

We hope our report will support disabled people to have their voices heard in consultations about the new Housing Strategy for Disabled People so the strategy will be a good and effective one.

 

Join us for the launch of the report on our webinar at 11.00am on Monday 13th September 2021.

(The launch should take about 30 minutes)

Here is the Zoom link for the webinar:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84258050462?pwd=ZkFlblFMRDFsckhKSkliTEhwUjBndz09

 

You do not need to register; you can just click on the link to join the webinar at the time of the launch.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please contact info@inclusionireland.ie

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