Blog Articles, tagged with: Disability

United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Thursday, 3rd December 2015 What? One of the lesser known days to commemorate disabilities on a global level is the yearly United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), on December 3rd. With an estimated 15 per cent of the global population, or 1 billion people with disa...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday December 03 2015 11:00 AM

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Educational Options

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To coincide with the Better Options College Fair 2016, Aoife shares with you, her experience as a student with a 'disability'  Study, exams, assignments, referencing, money, first time away from mammy's cooking, these are the usual worries we face as third level students. When you are also ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday November 26 2015 11:05 AM

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DFI: Budget 2016

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Summary of Key Measures  Health Just €280m in new money goes forward to next year’s health budget, a mere 2% raise on 2015. €8 million for expansion of therapeutic services for children, particularly speech and language Funding for the National Maternity Str...

Published by Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) on Friday October 16 2015 04:31 PM

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DFI Pre Budget Submission 2016

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No recovery without us Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is urging the Government to use the upcoming budget to leave a positive legacy for people with disabilities. While there is genuine relief that the economy is recovering, the 600,000 people with disabilities do not consider themselve...

Published by Disability Federation Ireland (DFI) on Wednesday July 29 2015 09:53 AM

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The First Assembly

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Promoting human rights and responsibilities When: 13th June 2015 Time: 11am - 4.30pm Where: International Arena, Athlone Institute of Technology This unique Assembly invites people from across the disability sector to journey consciously in both a personal and public manner to a gatherin...

Published by Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT) on Saturday May 30 2015 10:11 AM

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Access to UNCRPD

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Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities When people hear news related to the United Nations, they immediately think of countries at war or of those in third world regions that need humanitarian help. But what if I told you that people with disabilities in Ireland ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 28 2015 12:52 PM

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National Job Shadow Day

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8th Annual National Supported Employment Week Monday 20th – Sunday 26th April 2015 Job Shadow Day on Wednesday, 22nd April is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal ...

Published by IASE on Tuesday March 24 2015 09:23 AM

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'DARE' Advice Clinics

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Nationwide during January 2015 What is the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)? The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities. DARE has been set up by a number of c...

Published by MS Ireland on Saturday January 03 2015 10:27 AM

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College Awareness Week

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Support for students with disabilities in school and college College Awareness Week, 24th-30th November 2014, is a nationwide campaign that encourages individuals and organisations to promote the benefits of going to college.  Maynooth University is one of the organisations that has over 5...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday November 17 2014 09:32 AM

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DFI: Budget 2015 Update

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Budget doesn’t start the recovery for people with disabilities The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) stated that the measures announced in Budget 2015 today does not have the vision or ambition to ensure that people with disabilities can live in their communities with dignity. John D...

Published by Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) on Tuesday October 14 2014 04:45 PM

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