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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Intellectual Disability

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'It can only get worse': Anger over lack of progress in transfer of services from St John of Gods to HSE
Parents said they feel “stuck in the middle” between the two organisations.
'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.
Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'
Much of the discussion and planning around Covid-19 was not relevant or appropriate to our populations in institutional care, writes Seamus Cowman.
'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities
Inclusion Ireland will meet Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the situation.
'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.
Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.
Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites
The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.
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.
Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.
Staff at disability centre failed to notice resident was wearing odd shoes
The service provider closed the centre and moved residents from two others.
Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'
Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.
Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
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
€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'
The research programme, which is the first of its kind, was launched in Dublin today.
Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
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”.
Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability
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.
How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities
After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.
Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State
Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.