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Exploring Disability

So long Judith Snow and thanks for all the gifts.

On May 31st, this year, the world of disability activism, indeed the world itself, lost one of its brightest stars, Judith Snow. Described as the ‘Julia Roberts’ of the disability community, with her passion, enthusiasm and dedication, equally as famous;…

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The Art of Inclusion

When leaving the new library in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, I was surprised to come across an exhibition being held by Downes Syndrome Ireland (DSI). The ‘Here I am’ exhibition (more on the exhibition photographed by Dan Murphy here). All…

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Loneliness is the only real disability

David Pityonak in his paper Implications and Recommendations For Policy Makers (2003), stated that loneliness is the only real disability (see the paper here). The Loneliness of the Service User People who are in services are lonely. They have very…

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Disable the labels

The world can be a confusing, complicated place. To deal with this the human brain is very keen on the creation of labels and cognitive shortcuts to try to put some order on the chaos. The terms used about people…

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