Inclusion Ireland - The National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability - is a national voluntary organisation working to promote the rights of people with an intellectual disability in Ireland to ensure their full and equal participation in society.
Inclusion Ireland was founded in 1961 as the 'National Association for the Mentally Handicapped of Ireland' and became widely known as namhi. Since December 2005 namhi has become Inclusion Ireland - National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability.
Inclusion Ireland is the co-ordinating body for nearly 170 member organisations that provide services and support to almost 28,000 people with an intellectual disability in Ireland.
Inclusion Ireland provides a central forum for its members to identify priorities and formulate nationally agreed policies to present to government, statutory bodies, other relevant groups as well as the general public. Inclusion Ireland campaigns for changes in services and legislation that will improve the quality of life and participation of people with an intellectual disability in Irish Society.
In addition to this central role, Inclusion Ireland provides an information, advice and advocacy service to people with an intellectual disability, their families and others looking for information on intellectual disability. It publishes information leaflets and booklets, organises seminars, conferences and provides training.
Inclusion Ireland is a member of Inclusion Europe, Inclusion International and the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).
Unit C2, The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1.
Phone: 01 - 855 9891
Fax: 01 - 855 9904