Disability

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisation’s members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our Objectives:

  • To promote the treatment, training, education and general rehabilitation and welfare of person(s) with any permanent physical disability.

Mission Statement:

Dogs for the Disabled

About Dogs for the Disabled

Dogs for the Disabled is a unique charity founded in 2007 to improve the lives of children and adults living with physical disabilities in Ireland. We are comprised mainly of volunteers and we receive no government funding to provide our service.

About Our Dogs

Down Syndrome Centre

Irish charity set up by parents of children born with Down syndrome to establish the first dedicated centre to provide a range of services specific to the needs of people with this diability.

Since 2002 the charity has been busy fundraising and will launch their first service - the employment of a Down Syndrome Liaison Nurse - who will work initially on a pilot basis in Dublin maternity hospitals providing advice, support and information to new parents of children born with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland, the national organisation of parents and guardians of people with Down syndrome, was established in 1971 to provide a support network at a time when the provision of services for people with disability was in its infancy.

Down Syndrome Ireland has a membership of over 3,000 family units and provides support to both the person with Down syndrome and their families.

Dublin 15 Leader Forum

Dublin 15 Leader Forum is an autonomous peer support group within the Independent Living movement providing practical, social and emotional supports for people with disabilities.  It is a non-profit group helping members through a network of people who work together to share knowledge, find friendship and reach out to the wider community in an effort to improve accessibility and promote inclusion

Dublin South Supported Employment

Dublin South Supported Employment (DSSE) provides a service to people with disability in the south Dublin area. DSSE is a programme supported by FAS, which accesses mainstream employment, both part-time and full-time, for people with disabilities, based on their choice, needs and abilities.

Supported Employment enables people with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market. People with a wide range of disabilities have become employed using the Supported Employment Model.

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland - a voluntary organisation with charitable status - aims to promote the understanding, treatment and prevention of the problems associated with dyslexia, a specific learning disability.

The association lobbies for appropriate services for people with dyslexia, and also acts as a service provider, offering assessment, specialist tuition, and training.

The association also aims to increase the public awareness and understanding of dyslexia.

Easi-Cab Travel Club

The Easi-Cab Travel Club provides a transport service for people with disabilities who are unable to access public transport. The Travel Club is open to all ages.

Our aim is to allow members to enjoy a better quality of life by enabling them to participate fully in educational, training, sporting, recreational and cultural activities.

The Easi-Cab Travel Club is a registered charity based in Bray. We provide a service covering North Wicklow and South County Dublin.  Easi-Cab currently has 4 fully adapted and equipped vehicles to provide this service.

EmployAbility Clare

EmployAbility Clare supports people with a disability or illness to reach their potential in employment.  We are a county-wide government funded employment support service:

  • For people with a disability or illness who want to work
  • For businesses who want to recruit or retain staff, or become more disability confident

WE’RE SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY OR ILLNESS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL IN EMPLOYMENT

Supports for Jobseekers:

We help jobseekers find suitable work and support them in employment

EmployAbility Service Cork

First Employment Services is an employment agency with a dual function:

  • To facilitate and support the integration of job seekers with disabilities into paid employment in the open labour market;
  • To meet the labour requirements of employers.

Criteria:

- Candidates must be over 18.
- Have a disability.
- Willing and able to work 8 hours or more per week.
- Require support to access and maintain employment in the mainstream labour market.

Catchment Area: Cork City and County.

Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland, formerly known as Cerebral Palsy Ireland, was established in 1948 to enable people with physical disabilities to achieve maximum independence in their local communities.

Enable Ireland offers services for children and adults with physical disabilities nationwide.

Our services for children include programmes for babies and toddlers, pre-school age children and children and adolescents up to the age of 18.