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National Federation launches report “Next Steps – The Journey So Far”

(29 Sep 2015)

The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability will today launch an important report “Next Steps – The Journey So Far”.

Final reports of the 'Moving Ahead' project available to download

(17 Aug 2015)

Final reports of the 'Moving Ahead' project are now available to download. The 'Moving Ahead' Project was a large Health Research Board 'Health Services Award Grant' which explored differences in the rates at which adults with intellectual disability in Ireland are moving to community living options.

Report on the Children First event now available to download

(05 Jun 2015)

The National Federation hosted a very well attended one-day event on the policy and legislative developments in relation to children, including the Children’s First, Bill on Tuesday 10th March, 2015 in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise. A report on this event is now available to download.

Children First - Information available on Tusla Website.

(20 May 2015)

If you or your organisation provides activities or services to children and families Children First Information is now available on the Tusla website.

Easy to Read Guide to the Marriage and Presidential Age Referendums published

(15 May 2015)

The Referendum Commission has developed an Easy to Read Guide to the Marriage Referendum and Presidential Age Referendum. Click on this link to download the Easy to Read Guide to the Marriage Referedum and Presidential Age Referendum.

Next Steps Project receives Zero Project “Innovative Practices Award” 2015

(26 Mar 2015)

The Next Steps Project - which is a community of learning of 23 member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies - was recognized as one of 39 “Innovative Practices 2015” at the United Nations offices in Vienna.

Members of Clare Inclusive Research launch book at Liberty Hall

(05 Dec 2014)

Members of Clare Inclusive Research launch their book at Liberty Hall - Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities - Standing in My Shoes before a performance of BlueTeapots’s production “Sanctuary”

The Blue Teapot Company's 'Sanctuary' played at Liberty Hall on 3rd December

(21 Nov 2014)

The Blue Teapot Company presented its outstanding play 'Sanctuary' in Liberty Hall to celebrate December 3rd - International Day of Person's with a Disability.

New system for allocating special education teachers

(20 Nov 2014)

A “better and fairer” way of allocating special education teachers to mainstream schools has been proposed by a working group of the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Immersion Evaluation Report is now available to download

(20 Nov 2014)

You can download a copy of the Immersion Evaluation Report by Prof Roy McConkey

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