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BRIAN FRIEL'S masterpiece, Dancing At Lughnasa, is one of the greatest and best loved Irish plays, and this month at the Town Hall, Blue Teapot presents a uniquely authentic production, featuring Jennifer Cox, an actor with an intellectual disability, as Rose; exactly as she was written and a milestone first for Irish theatre.
The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on mental health, disability and special needs and General Election candidate for Galway East Colm Keaveney has said that disability inclusion will be a priority for Fianna Fáil if elected to run the country.
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.”
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.
Some 17,710 people in Mayo have a disability, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
People with disabilities in Galway face challenges and barriers to finding, securing, and retaining jobs, according to the Irish Association of Supported Employment which is calling on more to be done in the working world to ensure the promotion of more inclusive employment practices.
Mayo Sports Partnership is to host an activity, accessibility, and healthy lifestyle themed conference on Thursday October 6, in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, from 9.30am to 4pm.
Final preparations are currently underway for Club Tropicana, a summer arts project which brings together people with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends, culminating in a fun-filled social night out for all at the Black Box Theatre on Friday June 24.
Social Inclusion Week 2010 takes place next week and it will be officially launched by the Mayor of Galway Michael J Crowe on Monday at 11.30am in City Hall.
The Minister for Education has been called on to provide alternative support for children with special needs following cuts to special needs assistants which came into force last week.