Centre for Disability Studies

The Centre for Disability Studies was established in 2002 (previously the Centre for the Study of Developmental Disabilities) with the appointment of the NDA Chair in Disability Studies at the National University of Ireland, Dublin.

It is dedicated to the emerging field of disability studies - the interdisciplinary and scholarly exploration of all aspects of disability.

Disability Studies comprises three core themes: the history of disability; experiences of disability; and an array of policy, social, rehabilitative and other interventions.

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide helpful cerebral palsy resources

Be A Learning Resource

Our goal is to continue to bring you the most up-to-date information from trusted sources as it becomes available

Cheshire Ireland

Cheshire Ireland provides supported accommodation, respite and community services to adults with physical disabilities.

Currently, we operate 16 centres/services around Ireland. New accommodation and respite services are in the course of development in a number of locations.

Christian Blind Mission (CBM)

Based upon our Christian principles, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) exists to cure and prevent blindness, deafness and other disabilities.

We also support blind, visually impaired and otherwise disabled people in those areas of greatest need worldwide. We do this through medical intervention, education and rehabilitation, emergency relief and in capacity building through training, research, advocacy and awareness creation.

In order to achieve this we seek to generate income from individuals and organisations and by developing partnerships internationally.

Clann Mór

Who we are

Respite and Residential Support

Clann Mór is a community based Respite, Residential and Outreach Support service based in Navan, Kells and Ashbourne Co. Meath, Ireland.  The service supports adults who present with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities, to live permanently in community based homes or avail of respite breaks in its community based Respite Service. The people who avail of the service come from the greater County Meath area.

CoAction West Cork

CoAction provides development and lifestyle enhancement for people with intellectual disabilities in West Cork

Providing community based services in a caring environment, from early childhood through the education pathway into a supportive, self-sustaining adult lifestyle.

Comber Foundation - for a future without orphanages

Comber Foundation is an Irish NGO which has worked with children in orphanages in Romania since 1991. Comber is now working with the Romanian Government to drive the closure of institutions for children and young adults with disabilities.

We do this by:

  • Providing homes in the community for adults with disabilities still living in institutions
  • Helping families to keep children with disabilities at home
  • Education & Training with our Romanian partners

Cope Foundation

Cope Foundation supports over 2,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/ or autism in 65 locations across Cork City and County.  The organisation provides a spectrum of services to the people it supports including early intervention, education, training, autism spectrum disorder, homes, short breaks, physical activities and sports, arts and creative therapies.

Cope Foundation’s vision

“A society where people of every ability can live life to the full.”

Cope Foundation’s mission

Crosscare Carer Support Programme

Who we work with
We define Family Carers as people of any age who are caring full time or part time for a member of their family who has special needs, a disability, neurological condition, a frail older person or someone with a long term illness. The family carer may or may not live with the person they care for.

Website: Crosscare

Disability Action

Disability Action works to enhance the rights of disabled people through promoting relevant information and ensuring that disabled people have full access to this information.

We work to create alliances around disability rights issues within the voluntary sector and in partnership with statutory bodies, and provide a wide range of disability related information through our offices in Belfast, Carrickfergus, Derry, Dungannon and Newry.

Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)

DFI is the national umbrella body for Ireland's main organisations of and for people with disabilities. The growing membership now numbers some 66 organisations who provide a comprehensive range of services to people with a disability.

These services range from information and support services to education, training, housing, accommodation, respite care, para-medical and other professional services. The membership of DFI are involved with all disability groupings and cover all ages.