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#Intellectual Disabilities

# intellectual-disabilities - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Summer provision programme ‘categorised by confusion’ due to changing messages, says charity

A lack of transport is also a major barrier in children attending summer programmes, the committee heard.

# intellectual-disabilities - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis

Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.

# intellectual-disabilities - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# intellectual-disabilities - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Call for repeal of ban on people with intellectual disabilities having sexual relationships

At present it is a criminal offence for a person to conduct such a relationship with someone with an intellectual disability.

# intellectual-disabilities - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'

Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.

# intellectual-disabilities - Friday 15 July, 2016

Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients

An RTÉ Investigates programme aired last night outlined some cases in a leaked HSE report on the sector.

# intellectual-disabilities - Thursday 14 July, 2016

HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse

The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.

# intellectual-disabilities - Sunday 24 January, 2016

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

# intellectual-disabilities - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'She called me handicapped and spat in my face': Abuse faced by Irish people with intellectual disabilities

Workshops are being held in Dublin to help people with intellectual disabilities deal with bullying behaviour.

# intellectual-disabilities - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community

Concerns have been raised about the possible closure of the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.

# intellectual-disabilities - Monday 29 June, 2015

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection

The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.

# intellectual-disabilities - Saturday 17 January, 2015

No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'

The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.

# intellectual-disabilities - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

# intellectual-disabilities - Thursday 29 November, 2012

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched

Organisers will offer classes in drama, dance and art for those with intellectual disabilities – saying that such activities help people to develop ‘better and faster’.

# intellectual-disabilities - Monday 30 April, 2012

SOS Kilkenny signs contract with BAI for 'Dreamtime Radio'

Dreamtime Radio will provide radio content for service users with intellectual disabilities and also invite service users to work at the station.

# intellectual-disabilities - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.