Useful links

Assessment of Need

Assessment of Need: Citizens Information Board explanation of assessment of need procedure

Disability Act 2005


Inclusion Ireland updates on the assisted decision-making legislation 

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Law Society of Ireland

Office of the Public Guardian (UK)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)


Family Carers Ireland

Carers Alliance Ireland

Citizens Information Board (Carers Entitlements)


Frontline: Frontline is an online magazine which was established in print format in 1989 for people interested in issues relating to intellectual disability. It provides information on good practice, and a forum for people with intellectual disabilities and their advocates to exchange views and experiences. Frontline is a not-for-profit organisation with a voluntary editorial board of professionals and parents. For submissions to Frontline, contact or go to the Frontline Ireland website


NCSE: National Council for Special Education, including listing of Special Education Needs Organisers.

IATSE: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education

Special Education Support Service: the role of the Special Education Support Service (SESS) is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision. The SESS operates under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills.


Factsheets on Disability from Citizens Information Board (CIB):

Health charges

Health charges were discussed at the Inclusion Ireland Capacity Seminar 2007


Irish Charities Tax Reform Group

Money MoneyCounts is a free to use web based resource, which was developed by St. John of God Carmona Services & MABS. MoneyCounts is designed for people with an intellectual disability. Money and Advice and Budgeting Service.

Oral healthcare

Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health

International Association for Disability & Oral Health

Dental Health Foundation Ireland

Parents with an intellectual disability

Marte Meo Programme 

Respite/short breaks

Citizens Information Board - Respite, including Respite Care Grant

National Home-sharing & Short-breaks Network

Ryan Report

Child Abuse Commission

Standards and inspection

Commission into Child Abuse Homepage

Statutory agencies

Listing of Government Departments

Health Research Board (HRB)

Health Service Executive (HSE)

National Centre for Medical Genetics, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children

Citizens Information

National Disability Authority (NDA)

Health Information & Quality Authority (Hiqa)

Useful Contacts - Overseas

Inclusion Europe

International Association for Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)