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People with disabilities must be included in local decision making

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Local authorities need to reimagine how access to services and decision making can be improved for people with disabilities.

Westmeath schools encouraged to promote mental health awareness in the classroom

Walk in My Shoes, the mental health awareness-raising campaign of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, is calling for students and teachers in Athlone and its environs to showcase their efforts to promote positive mental health in their respective schools, following the launch of the Mission Possible: School Achievement awards.

HSE must start funding assistance dogs for children with autism says Rabbitte

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbite has called for the HSE and the Government to provide financial assistance to support more children with autism in getting the use of specially trained autism assistance dogs.

Student march highlights lack of mental health support services

 

New psychiatric unit signals a new era in mental health service delivery

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T he new acute adult mental health unit, which opened in the grounds of University Hospital Galway recently, represents a major step forward for local psychiatric services, the former chairperson of the HSE West's regional health forum said this week.

IWAS Youth World Games underway at AIT

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Athletes from around the world have gathered in Athlone in anticipation of the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Youth World Games.

Disability should not become a death sentence in Ireland

I am the parent of a child with a disability. Persons with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else, regardless of their age. Yet in England and Wales, 90 per cent of pregnancies where the unborn baby has Down syndrome are aborted. This is a tragic reality in our nearest neighbouring country.

International Wheelchair and Amputee Games coming to Athlone

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has awarded this year’s Youth World Games to Athlone.

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.

College supports for students with disability

It is that time of year when students start to consider their options before the central applications system opens in November. It may be particularly worrying for students with disabilities as they question their suitability for certain courses based on what they feel may be a restriction.

 

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