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#Intellectual Disability

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE
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# Sjog

'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE

Dec 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 9,327 Views 8 Comments

Parents said they feel “stuck in the middle” between the two organisations.

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 39,032 Views 53 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# intellectual-disability - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'

May 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,028 Views 28 Comments

Much of the discussion and planning around Covid-19 was not relevant or appropriate to our populations in institutional care, writes Seamus Cowman.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 27 April, 2020

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities
# Intellectual Disability
# Intellectual Disability

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 12:37 PM 46,280 Views 77 Comments

Inclusion Ireland will meet Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the situation.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
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# Making A Mark

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 13,940 Views 5 Comments

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
# Singing For Survival
# Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 9,955 Views 9 Comments

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

# intellectual-disability - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites

Sep 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 25,405 Views 23 Comments

The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.

# intellectual-disability - 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 11,962 Views 0 Comments

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

# intellectual-disability - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
# Kerry
# Kerry

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 34,536 Views 48 Comments

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# intellectual-disability - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Staff at disability centre failed to notice resident was wearing odd shoes
# Kildare
# Kildare

Staff at disability centre failed to notice resident was wearing odd shoes

Feb 10th 2016, 3:09 PM 26,035 Views 20 Comments

The service provider closed the centre and moved residents from two others.

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'
# Sedated
# Sedated

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'

Jun 11th 2015, 1:50 PM 12,094 Views 27 Comments

Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.

# intellectual-disability - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

Sep 30th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,636 Views 5 Comments

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 15 May, 2014

€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'
# Support
# Support

€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'

May 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 11,130 Views 19 Comments

The research programme, which is the first of its kind, was launched in Dublin today.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,879 Views 23 Comments

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# intellectual-disability - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability

Aug 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 674 Views 48 Comments

The discussion of intellectual disabilities and sexuality is not easy. Although families may be aware and supportive, many don’t know how to navigate this territory. It’s a subject that demands awareness, writes Petal Pilley.

# intellectual-disability - Sunday 24 March, 2013

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities
# Independent Living
# Independent Living

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities

Mar 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 9,016 Views 20 Comments

After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 17 October, 2011

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State

Oct 17th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,695 Views 53 Comments

Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.