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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

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

Financial Supports – Online Information Talk

We will run an online information talk on financial supports on Wednesday the 4th August at 11am until 12pm

You can read the event flyer here

Our Financial Supports presentation is a short and interesting talk on applying for the main social welfare payments and tax reliefs relating to disability and caring. It also includes a guide to making a social welfare appeal if needed.

This information talk will be of interest to parents and family members of a person with an intellectual disability

You do not need to register for this event. all you need to do is log on to Inclusion Ireland’s Facebook page at 11am on August 4th

For information on financial supports visit our Income and Supports webpage

If you need more information you can contact us by: Phone: 01 8559891 or  Email: info@inclusionireland.ie

Post School Options Webpage Launch

Join us for the launch of our Post School Options Webpage

on www.inclusionireland.ie by Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Zoom Webinar on Wednesday 30th June 2pm

Click here for event flyer

 Click here to register for the Zoom Webinar

During the launch you will find out more about this valuable resource which was developed after our recent successful

Future Planning for People with an Intellectual Disability Webinar series.

For further information  please contact Petria Malone at petria@inclusionireland.ie or on 086-8373454

The webpage gives useful information on planning for life after school, further education and training, community supports and inclusion and employment.

Inclusion Ireland and ILMI Housing Consultations

Have your say about Housing!

Help us make the changes you want to see!

Click here to see the event Flyer 

Click here for Easy to Read Event Information Housing Focus Groups

Inclusion Ireland and

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are

coming together in partnership to host focus groups about important issues about housing.

We want to hear directly from people and the views we hear will be part of a bigger campaign to impact change in the housing sector.

 

We want to hear from disabled people and family members about:

  • What has been your experience in trying to find accessible housing and what changes would you like to see?

 

  • What has been your experience in relation to getting affordable housing and what changes would you like to see?

 

  • What are the housing and support services you need to live independently in the community and what has been your experience in accessing those?

 

The focus groups will take place online on Zoom on

 

Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 11am until 12.30pm (morning) and

Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 7.30pm until 9pm (evening)

 

Please choose one focus group 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 a focus group please contact Alex at Inclusion Ireland at admin@inclusionireland.ie or call 01 8559891 

UNCRC Children’s Report Focus Group Saturday July 3, 2021

In Cooperation with Inclusion Ireland

Who are we?

We are the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, or the OCO for short.

We protect the rights of the child.

What is the UNCRC?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries, like Ireland, who have promised to protect children’s rights.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of families and governments. Every five years Ireland has to tell the United Nations what is being done in Ireland to make sure all children have their rights respected.

What is a Children’s Report?

The United Nations wants to hear from children about what they think Ireland is doing to make sure all children get their rights. This is done through a report by children. The Office of the Ombudsman for Children are helping children to write this report.

We want you to help write this report, too.

What is a focus group?

Our focus group will be a meeting of a small group of children with intellectual disability. The meeting will be online through Zoom. At the focus group you can tell us what it is like to be a child in Ireland. You can share what you think about children’s rights in Ireland. Staff members from the OCO will be there to organise and support the meeting.

At the focus group you can share what you think by speaking or through art. You can be helped or supported by your parent to take part or share your ideas.

When is the focus group?

The focus group is on Zoom on 3rd July from 11am until 12pm. We will record the Zoom meeting so we can take notes to make sure we know what you have said for the report.

What will be in the report?

Your ideas and opinions will be in the report.

We will not put your name in the report.

Your photo might be in the report too, but only if you want it to be.

What do I do now?

Please contact Petria Malone of Inclusion Ireland, petria@inclusionireland.ie or 086-8373454. Petria is helping OCO to organise the focus group.

Forms and more information will be sent to you.

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