Our History

Inclusion Ireland was founded in 1961 as the ‘National Association for the Mentally Handicapped of Ireland’ and became widely known as NAMHI. Since December 2005, NAMHI has become Inclusion Ireland – National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability.

The organisation was the coordinating body for many member organisations, service providers and parent and friend groups, providing services and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland.

From the beginning NAMHI, now Inclusion Ireland has campaigned with local groups and nationally, for inclusive education, community-based services and housing, support for families and full participation and equality for people with intellectual disabilities.