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#Intellectual Disabilities

# intellectual-disabilities - Thursday 25 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 25th 2020, 4:31 PM 7,684 Views 2 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,298 Views 13 Comments

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'
# All About Dis
# All About Dis

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 15,032 Views 5 Comments

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
# Sexual Offences Bill
# Sexual Offences Bill

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

Oct 4th 2016, 5:14 PM 22,188 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:30 AM 21,334 Views 19 Comments

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
# Anger
# Anger

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

Jul 15th 2016, 7:43 AM 11,966 Views 0 Comments

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
# Intellectual Disabilities
# Intellectual Disabilities

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

Jul 14th 2016, 10:15 PM 20,804 Views 45 Comments

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
# HSE
# HSE

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

Jan 24th 2016, 8:16 PM 22,601 Views 19 Comments

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
# Bullies
# Bullies

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 7:30 AM 20,486 Views 51 Comments

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
# We Shall Not Be Moved
# We Shall Not Be Moved

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

Jul 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 11,980 Views 14 Comments

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
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

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

Jun 29th 2015, 3:58 PM 15,647 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Cork
# Cork

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

Jan 17th 2015, 7:35 PM 21,023 Views 10 Comments

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
# Friendship
# Friendship

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

Aug 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 60 Views 18 Comments

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
# Arts
# Arts

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched

Nov 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,436 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

SOS Kilkenny signs contract with BAI for 'Dreamtime Radio'

Apr 30th 2012, 9:41 PM 3,642 Views 4 Comments

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
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

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

Mar 20th 2012, 7:10 AM 5,078 Views 15 Comments

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