Disability Seminar

15 Oct 2015

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Minister Aodhan O Riordan and Claire Mahon

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Employment Strategies for people with disabilities are being prepared in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. This year's seminar is an update on both and will hear from both people with disabilities in employment and the companies employing them. A programme for the seminar is available here and we will have a number of sessions including an address by Minister Aodhan O Riordain, fresh from recent launch of the Comprehensive Employment Strategy for people with disabilities. There is also a consultation on an employment strategy for people with disabilities in Northern Ireland - see here

Thanks also to Lord Mayor of Waterford, John Cummins for welcoming us and Eoin Ronayne from our Executive Council for his input. Eoin spoke about the centrality of equality to our movement and the need for the public service to act as a role model for employers in the private sector.

Dorothy Watson of ESRI spoke to us about Educational and Employment experiences of People with a Disability - more here ;

We had inspiring inputs from Robert Forde, ESU member, and Lorcan Byrne and Marion Behan of the INMO


Sylvia Ryan updated us on the Congress Training Options Programme - DACT

Jo Cregan of Empl0yAbility Waterford presentation here ;

Ellen Clifford (Inclusion London) tells us about fighting the cuts in the UK

Ailish Byrne on the INMO campaign on excellence in Intellectual Disability Services - presentation

Amanda Haynes and jennifer Schweppe from UL on Hate Crime; Video Be Safe Stay Safe from N.Ireland

Aoife Price, Headstrong Waterford - presentation