Virtual Building the Future 2021 by AHEAD

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th August 

Online Zoom Careers Event

GetAHEAD are delighted to bring you our annual careers event, Building The Future online! Like last year, we have organised our annual careers event which usually takes place over the course of a day into a week-long careers event for students and graduates with disabilities. 

Students and graduates will get an opportunity to experience mock interviews, CV clinics, attend workshops and also chat with employers face-to-face all from the comfort of their own homes.

All you need is access to the internet either from your mobile or a laptop and Zoom. 

The event is free of charge and you must register in advance to access any element of the event. 

Ableism in Academia

Ableism in Academia

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Forum for Disabled Staff and Postgraduate Students are delighted to host Ableism in Academia.

 

Date & Time

Tuesday, 17th August 2021

12:00 – 14:00 Irish Standard Time

 

Academia in Ireland purports to be diverse and inclusive but is it really? This seminar will explore Ableism in Academia in Ireland.

Although there have been greater numbers of disabled students progressing to higher education in recent years (7.1%), there have been far lower transition rates into postgraduate studies (2.4%) and then on to academia. Disabled people in academia report facing a range of barriers to a successful transition and ableism in academia is endemic. Resulting in fears of disclosure of a disability or seeking reasonable accommodations due to ableist attitudes and outdated perceptions. Little is known about the wider experiences of disabled people in academia in Ireland. This seminar will aim to explore ableism in academia in Ireland, provide a platform to share experiences of disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent staff.

This will be an interactive session on Zoom.

This event is focused on all of the members of the disabled community working in the academic environment in higher education including academic, administrative, and casual, postgrads, postdocs etc.

Opening

Dr Vivian Rath

Convenor & Founder, Trinity College Dublin Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students.

Keynote

Dr Nicole Browne

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Brown. She has written extensively on this subject and has recently published a new book titled, ‘Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education’. For more information go to Nicole’s Webpage

Panel Discussion

Dr Patricia McCarthy

Vice Convenor TCD Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgrad Students, Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Deirdre O’ Connor

Chair of the Staff Disability Committee, University College Dublin.

Dr Sara Hope Kift

GSU Postgraduate Disability Officer, Trinity College Dublin.

Hearing the Lived Experience

The topic will be opened to the floor giving attendees the opportunity to share experiences of academic life in higher education. This session will look at how we can make improvements and have our voices heard.

Reflections & Close

TBC

This event is being organised by the Trinity College Dublin Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students.

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This event has been supported by the Trinity College Dublin Equality Office. 

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Inclusion Ireland Post School Options Webpage

Launch of Inclusion Ireland’s Post School Options Webpage by Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

During the launch, you will find out more about this valuable resource which was developed after our recent successful Future Planning for People with an Intellectual Disability Webinar series.

The webpage gives useful information on Planning for life after school, further education and training, community supports and inclusion and employment.

Zoom Webinar on Wednesday 30th June 2 pm

 

For further information contact Petria Malone Inclusion Ireland, 086-8373454 or petria@inclusionireland.ie

INHEF @ IASSIDD Europe Congress 2021, 5th – 8th July 2021

Researchers, carers, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities meet and debate in a huge Amsterdam-based event, 5-8 July

This Amsterdam-based online conference of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IASSIDD) will have over 800 prominent researchers from across Europe and the world meet to discuss the latest research on topics ranging from the huge impact of COVID-19 on these populations to everyday issues like education, work and family relationships. They will be joined in presentations, discussions and debates by parents, carers, policymakers and disabled people themselves.

There will be a symposium with presentations from the following INHEF members:

Three papers on different aspects of the DCU Ability Project.

Two papers from the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID)

The ideas and practices being discussed at IASSIDD are of interest to anyone who works in fields like healthcare, care, disability support, education or family support—as well as to families and individuals who have a personal connection to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please contact us for more information, and to arrange interviews with IASSIDD staff or presenters. The full conference programme is now available online.

Webinar Series: Supporting Neuro-diverse Needs in the Early Childhood Setting by Hibernia College

Early Childhood Educator Online Webinar Series
Webinar 2: Supporting Neuro-diverse Needs in the Early Childhood Setting by Hibernia College
May 31st 7.30 p.m.- 8.30 p.m.
This webinar will support early childhood practitioners in their practice. Topics covered will include supporting communications and self-regulation.
The webinar will be presented by Dr Carol-Ann O’Síoráin. Carol-Ann is a member of INHEF and is leading the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education Programme at Hibernia College.

Launch of renamed REACH : Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland

The Editor and Editorial Board of REACH ( formerly the Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland)  are pleased to announce an online event at 19:00  on Wednesday 19th May 2021 to mark the renaming of  REACH as the Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland. The new title will more accurately reflect the national and international research and policy landscape and the scope of the journal. and the move to open access online publication. REACH provides an opportunity for those involved and interested in inclusive and special education to publish articles based on their practice, research and experience. Therefore we are delighted to announce that REACH now has a full online presence and is freely available online in open access format at reachjournal.ie.

Professor Michael Shevlin will make a short welcome address reflecting on inclusion in Irish education, the place of practitioner research in progressing this and the supportive role of the journal. A panel of invited guests will consider and debate the function of REACH in 2021 and how the online open-access format can contribute to the discourse around the education of students with additional needs.ISL Interpretation will be provided.