Disability

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Dogs is a registered charity. Our mission is to provide a residential mobility service for the blind - to the highest international standard and free of charge - to enable blind people achieve their full independence and potential.

Irish ME/CFS Association

M.E. usually starts after a viral illness (hence it is sometimes called Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome) and is recognised as a neurological condition by the World Health Organisation.

However, perhaps because it is a largely invisible illness with routine tests usually being normal (although research has found many subtle abnormalities), sufferers often face many difficulties getting appropriate support and treatment.

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA)

The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is the national organisation of people with limited mobility. Our goal is to achieve community inclusion and 'equality of life' for our members.

Since our establishment in 1960, we have developed into the main service provider for people with limited mobility. From the outset, services have been driven by the needs of our members. Today, our services support members in a broad range of daily activities, from learning to drive to taking a holiday.

As a community-based organisation, IWA aims to:

L'Arche

L'Arche is a faith community and a voluntary agency that provides a service of support for people with intellectual disabilities.

At the core of L'Arche is the relationship between persons who have an intellectual disability and those who choose to support them in community.

We believe that this relationship is one that is mutually transformative, a sign of hope and a powerful witness in our world.

Lakers - Meeting Special Needs

Lakers Social & Recreational Club is a community-based sports, social and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual disability. In Lakers we passionately believe that each member is unique, has their own abilities and is entitled to the opportunity for a better future. Our members develop their skills and abilities through a range of activities such as sport, drama, arts & crafts, cookery and much more. The teamwork and inter-action with other people in these activities promotes the development of social skills, growth in self-confidence and self-esteem.

Lámh

Lámh is the manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland.  Some people use Lámh as their main way of communicating, while others use Lámh signs along with speech and other methods of communication.  Lámh is a type of augmentative or alternative communication.

Lámh signs are based on Irish Sign Language and natural gesture.  Speech is always used with Lámh signs and only key words in a sentence are signed.  There are 500 Lámh signs.

Leap

Mission: Leap support families to build a vision of a good life and to focus on inclusion and valued roles for their family member with a disability.

Main areas of work:  Peer Support, Family Leadership retreats, Leadership Development Programmes, Family Leadership events, Individual Service Design, Individual Lifestyle Development, Individualised funding, provision of family friendly information, workshops, training and conferences, support planning, sharing of powerful ideas and theories (especially SRV).
 

Lucan Disability Action Group

Lucan Disability Action Group aim to facilitate and promote independent living for people with disabilities in the Lucan area.

  • We provide accessible door-to-door transport service for people with disabilities in the Lucan area.
  • We provide Personal Assistance service for students with disabilities in third level education.
  • We are working on the accessibility of our local area.
  • We provide an information service for our members.

Mark Pollock Trust

For over a decade Mark Pollock was known as an inspiration, an adventure athlete competing in the world’s harshest environments despite becoming completely blind at the age of 22.On the night of the 2ndof July 2010 everything changed again. He fell from a second story window fracturing his skull, some ribs and breaking his back in a number of places leaving him paralysed from the waist down.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

The MS Ireland exists to:
Facilitate People with Multiple Sclerosis (PWMS) to control their lives and environment, to live with dignity and participate in the community.

Provide support for the families and carers of PWMS.

Co-operate with the Medical, Scientific, Social and Caring professions to promote scientific research into the causes of, cure for and management of MS, and the alleviation of medical and social symptoms.

Exchange and disseminate information relating to MS.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI)

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland's objectives are to provide support to persons affected by muscular dystrophy and their families through a range of support services and to fund medical research into muscular dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) has a membership of about five hundred individuals and families spread throughout Ireland. It has an active branch network in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Dundalk and the South East and the Midlands. Muscular Dystrophy Ireland employs nine staff directly and also participates in a number of FÁS funded schemes.

Music Together

Music Together is a newly established voluntary group aiming to provide learner musicians who have a disability with an opportunity to perform in the wider community.

Music Together was set up in response to create opportunities for physically disabled people wishing to participate in high-quality creative activity in music and the performing arts.