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So long Judith Snow and thanks for all the gifts.

By Raymond Watson | June 18, 2015
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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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Making it Happen

By Niav McEvoy | June 5, 2015
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Over the last few weeks we have looked at the process of returning to learning from making the decision to return, selecting the course and some survival essentials. Now in this final installment in the Returning to Learning series, let…

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What course should I do and the application process?

By Niav McEvoy | June 2, 2015
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The response to this blog series has been very positive. The College has heard from many adults who are thinking of  returning to study. What was meant to be a three post series has now become a four post series,…

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The Art of Inclusion

By Raymond Watson | April 21, 2015
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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

By Raymond Watson | March 31, 2015
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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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Eurovision Disability Punk Revolution

By Raymond Watson | March 2, 2015
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[dropcap style=” box,”]P[/dropcap]unk has long been the music of rebellion. Best exemplified by the Sex Pistols and their lead singer who has since gone on to advertise butter, Johnny Rotten. The man who screamed into the microphone, ‘ever get the…

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