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#Disability Supports

# disability-supports - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,946 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

# disability-supports - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work

Aug 12th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,171 Views 1 Comment

96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

# disability-supports - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market

Jul 25th 2020, 6:05 PM 17,760 Views 19 Comments

Advocate Craig Kelly writes about how Covid-19 will make a hard situation worse for people with disabilities trying to find a job.

# disability-supports - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there

Jun 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 12,220 Views 31 Comments

Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.

# disability-supports - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities
# Quiet Rooms
# Quiet Rooms

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities

Sep 26th 2018, 2:19 PM 13,125 Views 39 Comments

New report highlights physical restraint of children with disabilities in schools.

# disability-supports - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'When employers saw my cane I'd get a pitiful look': People with disabilities on the challenges of trying to work
# Disability Supports
# Disability Supports

'When employers saw my cane I'd get a pitiful look': People with disabilities on the challenges of trying to work

May 29th 2018, 5:56 PM 10,259 Views 15 Comments

Six people with disabilities appeared before three Joint Committees of the Oireachtas today to discuss the challenges they have experienced while working with a disability.

# disability-supports - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'We are a market... If business recognises the value of a billion people then society will'
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

'We are a market... If business recognises the value of a billion people then society will'

Aug 27th 2017, 8:45 PM 19,289 Views 4 Comments

An Irish woman is leading the first global campaign for businesses to include those with disabilities – beginning with a 1,000km trek across Colombia.

# disability-supports - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Residents of disability support service had to pay for kettles, toasters and curtains
# Accessories Money
# Accessories Money

Residents of disability support service had to pay for kettles, toasters and curtains

Aug 6th 2014, 8:06 AM 9,271 Views 27 Comments

Residents were also expected to pay for staff meals on outings.