Useful Links: Other Accessible Websites




 
Whether youíre a parent, child, teacher or healthcare professional you can use this easy to follow, jargon-free website to find out everything you need to know about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
 
Better Together is a nationwide campaign which aims to make Ireland a better place to live by building support for charities, clubs and associations across the country.
 
Best Buddies Ireland
Best Buddies is a non-profit, international organisation dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Best Buddies Ireland, KARE, Blessington Road, Naas, Co. Kildare Phone: +353 45 894801, Fax: + 353 45 894801, E-mail: ireland@bestbuddies.org

Books Beyond Words
Books Beyond Words (UK) series are specially commissioned books actively addressing the problems of understanding that people with learning and communication difficulties experience. The stories are told through colour pictures that include mime and body language, to communicate simple, explicit messages.  People with learning disabilities trial every single picture before publication to ensure they can be readily understood.  Supporting text and guidelines are given at the back of each book.

Bullying - Mencap's campaign to stop it
Children and young people with a learning disability get bullied everywhere...  Mencap are asking everyone who wants bullying to stop to visit this website where you can meet a character called Sam, who has a learning disability.  Three animations based on real-life stories tell the story of Samís experiences of bullying.  Children and young people are encouraged to think about how bullying makes Sam feel and what Sam should do.

CHANGE
CHANGE is a UK based national rights organisation led by disabled people.  They campaign for equal rights for all people with learning disabilities and raise awareness of the issues.   CHANGE is at the forefront of employing people with learning disabilities to develop and run it's projects. Paid on equal scales to non-disabled staff the experience and expertise of the learning disabled workers supports CHANGE to continue to develop as an exemplary rights organisation.   CHANGE produced the Picture Bank - a CD Rom of images that can be used to make information easier to understand.  They are constantly producing new CD Roms of images.
 
Supporting people who experience disabilities and exhibit, what some have called, "difficult behaviours".  David's view would be, what's most needed when supporting someone who engages in difficult behaviours is imagination. 
David's practice is based upon a simple idea;- difficult behaviours result from unmet needs.  In a sense, difficult behaviours are messages which can tell us important things about a person and the quality of his or her life.
 
Inclusion Europe
Inclusion Europe is a non-profit organisation and campaigns for the rights and interests of people with intellectual disability and their families throughout Europe.
 
Kendrick Consulting is a very small specialized international consulting firm principally focused on leadership and emerging developments in the fields of disability, mental health and aging. It undertakes work with governments, non-government organizations and many grass roots initiatives devoted to the needs, issues and rights of disadvantaged people. Its consequent focus is on innovation, quality, change, leadership and other technical aspects of creating sound solutions of a very advanced calibre.  
 
National Advocacy Council
The National Advocacy Council (Ireland) website has been put in place to inform, promote and encourage Advocacy for people with learning disabilities.  By making advocacy more accessible and understandable, a greater number of people will have the opportunity to have more control over their lives, make more choices and decisions, and enjoy more independence. 

National Learning Network

National Learning Network (formerly called NTDI) is Ireland's largest non-Government training organisation with more than 50 purpose built training and employment facilities catering for around 4,500 students each year.  The organisation offers over 40 different vocational programmes which carry nationally and internationally recognised certification and are designed to lead directly to jobs or progression to further education.

NUI Certificate in Citizenship and Advocacy
For students with an intellectual disability and other developmental disability who want to learn more about advocacy and their rights as Irish citizens. This course offers students the opportunity to enrol at University College Dublin and to experience student life, while developing their communication and self-advocacy skills.

One for Us
This is a UK website for people who have a learning disability and it includes information and stories about people who have a learning disability.

Plain Facts
The Plain Facts site turns research from the Norah Fry Centre into 'magazines' for people with learning difficulties and learning disabilities.
 
Information and advice on Swine Flu.
 
The Council on Quality and Leadership
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), has been at the forefront of the movement to improve the quality of services and supports for people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental health issues.  It began with the fundamental belief that everyone has a right to a life of dignity, opportunity and community inclusion.  The Council on Quality and Leadership provides accreditation for services based on their Personal Outcomes Measures.

Words Are My Prisoner
This is a multi layered investigative visual art /theatre project that will probe the idea of words.  Carrowbeg Theatre is a long term theatre project involving service users of the Carrowbeg Training Centre for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Westport, Co. Mayo where the theatre rehearsal space is also based.  It is part of Western Care Association.