Some of you may be interested in attending the launch of the Dublin 12 report for STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES by Stephen Rourke

Date: Thursday 1st July 2010

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: St Agnes Parish Centre, Crumlin Village, Dublin 12

Guest Speaker: Siobhan Barron (National Disability Authority)

Dublin 12 Disability Mainstream Access Project (DMAP) was established at the end of 2004 and in the period from 2004 to 2008 it has organised a number of projects and events which have aimed to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and circumstances of people with disabilities who are living in Dublin 12. It is considered that DMAP has played an important role in raising awareness of disability issues through the meetings and workshops that have been organised and through the ways in which DMAP is now represented on a number of inter-agency forums in Dublin 12 and in the wider Dublin area.

DMAP is conscious of the need to involve more people with disabilities in its own work and in the work of other community development and local development organisations which are operational within Dublin 12. At present there is a disappointingly low level of participation from disabled people and it is considered that there are a high proportion of disabled people who are not linking into any form of service provision or social network. DMAP feels that it is very important to connect with more people with disabilities who are living in Dublin 12 and to try and encourage these people to play a more active and participative role in the various activities and services which are taking place in Dublin 12.

Please contact Damian Nolan (Project Worker) on 0851240470 to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you.

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  1. Veanna on Tuesday 29, 2010

    Ah yes, nicely put, eevoyrne.