Future Planning for Young People with Intellectual Disability, Post School Options

Future Planning for Young People with Intellectual Disability, Post School Options

Webinar Series in April 2021, Tuesdays 11-12. Use this link here to register.

April 6th, Decision Making

Alison Doyle from Caerus Education will present an overview on post school options in Ireland.

April 13th, Education

Des Aston from the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability will present on third level options.

Speakers from five of the programs from the Inclusive National Higher Education Forum will also present.

April 20th, Employment

Marie Devitt from the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability will present on the Pathways to Employment Programme and a student will share his experience.

Des Henry from WALK will present on employment and training options and students will speak to their experience.

April 27th, Community Supports

The Muiriosa Foundation, a HSE Service, will present on the policy of New Directions for a person living in community.

Avril Webster, a parent, and active in the newly formed Inclusive Living Network, will speak about an alternative vision for life in the community.

 

Please submit questions prior to the event to Petria Malone, petria@inclusionireland.ie, 086-8373454

For further information on Inclusion Ireland, click here or explore membership here.

The poster is available here.

The Easy to Read version is available here.

Virtual Symposium: Inclusive Learning in Higher Education (April 7th and 8th 2021)

About this event

NUI Galway’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT) has partnered with its Inclusive Learning project team to offer a virtual Symposium on Inclusive Learning on April 7th and 8th 2021.

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? How can we listen and respond to the needs and concerns of our students, while supporting staff to navigate an increasingly complex teaching and learning landscape?

This two-day symposium aims to raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and will highlight the importance of centering the student voice. It will also showcase and share inclusive pedagogies, practices and approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Julie Rattray (Durham, ENG)
  • Jesse Stommel (UMW, US)
  • Henriette Stöber (EUA)
  • Hamsavani Rajeswaren (QUB, NI)
  • Ebun Joseph (UCD)
  • Tracy Galvin (QUB, NI)

The event is free and fully online and is open to anyone with an interest in these issues in a higher education context. Students are welcome to attend and to contribute actively to the discussions.

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IASSIDD – “Some teachers were wonderful, some were a complete disgrace”: Voices of students with intellectual disabilities on inclusive education

Webinar: “Some teachers were wonderful, some were a complete disgrace”: Voices of students with intellectual disabilities on inclusive education

IASSIDD Inclusive Education SIRG Webinar Series

Date: February 10, 2021

Start: 15.00 UTC/10.00 am EST/23.00 ACT (Length: 90 minutes)

Co-sponsored by: IASSIDD Academy – Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

Presentations:

The Experiences of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Schools in Ghana

Christiana Okyere (Michigan State University)

What do students with intellectual disabilities prefer? Mainstream or Special Educational Settings?

Cristina Nieto (University of Seville)

“It will take a while for me to get to the top of the mountain.” Transition stories: voices of school leavers with Intellectual Disability.

Geraldine Scanlon (Dublin City University)

Skills for Life Virtual Open Day (Tralee, Co. Kerry)

Skills for Life Virtual Open Day

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

11 am – 12 pm 

Are you finishing school in 2021? 

Would you like to know more about the skills for life rehabilitative training programme located in the Munster Technological University campus Tralee and run by Saint John of God Kerry Services? 

 

If you have an interest in joining, please contact staff for zoom link information. 

 

Contact: 

Sophie Casey: sophie.casey@sjog.ie

Phil McSweeney: phil.mcsweeney@sjog.ie

 

The Power of Disability

AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2021, kindly supported by the Higher Education Authority.

This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities.

Day 1 of the conference will focus on disability in education. This day will feature sessions sharing research in the area of disability, workshops on disclosing a disability and looking at Universal Design for Learning. 

Day 2 of the event focuses on empowerment and constructive advocacy. We are delighted to welcome Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to address the conference as part of this schedule. 

Registration is free to attend, but registration is limited so you must book a spot in advance.