Inclusion Ireland’s initial reaction to the Budget 2020 measures announced today is that there will be little benefit for people with intellectual disabilities from this budget.
You can browse through Inclusion Ireland's media releases below, there is a pager at the foot of the page. Click on the title of any item to read its full text.
Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today (23/09/19) welcomed the proposal by Minister for Education, Joe McHugh T.D, that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.
“Today’s announcement by the Minister on proposed guidelines aimed at limiting the use of short school days, is a welcome step in the right direction, given the impact the practice is having on children and their parents” said Enda Egan, CEO of Inclusion Ireland.
Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today called on the Minister for Education to compel schools to meet their obligation to educate children with disabilities.
The call came at the launch of research that for the first time details the widespread, hidden and often illegal suspension of children with disabilities by placing them on short school days – so they miss classes and opportunities to socialise with other children.
Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has called on the Government to uphold the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities living in 24-hour supervised residences for people with mental illnesses.
Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has issued a response today (10th May 2019) to a significant funding cut imposed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for 2019.
Despite a record budget of over €1.9billion for disability services in 2019, Inclusion Ireland will have a cut in core funding from the Health Service Executive (HSE) and no commitment or assurance on funding in 2020. This cut in funding has the potential to seriously restrict the organisation’s work and may lead to job losses.
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Inclusion Ireland launches Stories of Social Inclusion – Ireland
Inclusion Ireland is launching ’19 Stories of Social Inclusion- Ireland: Stories of Belonging, Contributing and Connecting’, on Wednesday 8th May, at Trinity College Dublin. The project is being launched by Kevin Kilbane, sports journalist, former professional footballer and one of the most capped players for Ireland of all time.
Inclusion Ireland has launched (15.04.19) its Local and European Manifestos and is calling on all candidates to prioritise the rights of people with disabilities.
Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has called on the Government to end its practice of depriving disabled people of their liberty via the Ward of Court system and State run institutions.
Inclusion Ireland and parents of children with a disability will today (26/09/2018) call on the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to act urgently to regulate and reduce the practices of restraining and secluding children with disabilities in our schools.
A discussion document, ‘Shining a Light on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools in Ireland’, has been produced to share the stories of fourteen children with a disability, some as young as five years old. The document will be launched today at a seminar in Dublin.
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