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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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People Planning

By Raymond Watson | February 19, 2015
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[dropcap style=” box,”]P[/dropcap]lanning is a big part of service provision. Supporting a person to plan their life is a massive undertaking. Think of your own life and if someone supported you to plan for every part of your day, year,…

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