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New rights for people with disabilities 'barely worth paper they are written on'

Despite the Government ratifying The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the State is still "not willing to treat people with disabilities fairly in society", according to the Social Democrats Niall Ó Tuathail.

Disability and older persons services and information event

It is that time of year again. Westmeath Community Development will host its annual Disability and Older Persons Services and Information event in The Mullingar Park Hotel on Monday, December 4 between 11am and 2pm.

More than 100 people with disabilities on social housing waiting list

The Government needs to take urgent action to address new figures which reveal at least 116 people with disabilities are on social housing waiting lists in Westmeath, according to one of the country’s largest charities, Rehab.

Innovative family business aims to change the world for children with autism

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Enda and Valerie Dodd’s innovative software solution ‘ALL’, named after their company, Animated Language Learning, is driven by the belief that they can change the world for children with autism and their families.

Independent People with Disabilities - advocates across the Midlands

The Independent People with Disabilities organisation, set up in February 2012, is the only democratic, independent, grass roots, cross-disability body to represent and advocate on behalf of all people with disabilities in counties Westmeath, Longford, and Roscommon.

STARTUP CITY — Kids these days...

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As I’ve said before, the Bank of Ireland workbench is a strange and wonderful place where great synergies happen. It is what the community make it and you never know who will walk in the door. This week, it was a 16-year-old Ciara-Beth Ni Ghriofa.

Disability Federation of Ireland calls on candidates to sign pledge

The Disability Federation of Ireland which represents more than 150 disability organisations in Ireland and lobbies on behalf of the almost 600,000 people with disabilities in Ireland has launched a pre-election campaign called ‘leave nobody behind’. The pledge the federation wants candidates to sign states that if the candidate gets elected “I will work consistently to ensure that Ireland, as a matter of urgency has a credible and functioning infrastructure of services and supports available to people with disabilities as a necessary part of Ireland’s recovery programme. I will do this through advancing the implementation of the top election priorities as set out by the Disability Federation of Ireland.”

Inclusion seminar coming up in Westport

Clan Beo in partnership with international speakers Derek Wilson and Colin Newton of Inclusive Solutions will present a series of seminars in the newly opened Quay Community Centre in Springfield, Westport Quay on Friday, February 28 and Saturday March 1.

Mayo man was instrumental in bringing European disability conference to Ireland

Some 17,710 people in Mayo have a disability, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

 

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