Disability

Myasthenia Gravis Association

Myasthenia Gravis is a muscle weakness disease which can be fatal. The Myasthenia Gravis Association is dedicated to establishing a network of local branches across Ireland, through which it can provide comfort and support to meet the needs of all Myasthenics and their families.

The Association is dedicated to a programme of education that will raise the awareness of the disease with the general public, and in particular, all branches of the medical profession, for the purposes of improving diagnosis and treatment.

National Council for the Blind of Ireland

NCBI community-based staff advise on entitlements and offer a range of individually tailored solutions to meet people's particular needs at a given time.

Through mobility training people can learn to move around again safely by being shown how to use their residual vision to its maximum or through the use of a long cane

NCBI staff can help restore a person's confidence in their application of common-sense solutions in coping with household chores and tasks of daily living.

National Federation of Arch Clubs

ARCH CLUBS provide a secure social environment for people with special needs, their siblings and friends to learn, form friendships and above all have fun. Some clubs meet once a week, others more often.

We aim to:

  • provide a social outlet for people with special needs
  • develop the members social skills, self- esteem and quality of life through a dynamic range of activities
  • provide support, information and respite for parents and families
  • influence public policy towards those with special needs through contact with statutory agencies.

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

We are the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability - a national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability in Ireland.

Our Mission
We aim to promote the equalisation of opportunities for persons with intellectual disability through the provision and development of high quality, person centred services.

National Learning Network

National Learning Network provides training and specialist support to people who, for a variety of reasons, may find it difficult to gain employment. Whatever your circumstances – whether you are long term unemployed, have an illness or a disability – National Learning Network can help you. 

As Ireland's largest non-governmental education and training organisation, we offer over 70 different training courses from art and cookery to computer and business skills in centres across the country. So, whatever your interests, we have the course for you!

Polio Survivors Ireland

Polio Survivors Ireland is the new name for the Post Polio Support Group CLG. We are a charitable organisation set up by Polio Survivors to assist their fellow survivors.

Our mission is to create awareness and provide information regarding the late effects of polio among Polio Survivors, statutory agencies and the wider medical profession, and to ensure that the needs of Polio Survivors relating to their condition are met to enable them to live with dignity.

Positive Futures: Achieving Dreams. Transforming Lives. CLG.

Positive Futures for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition - working together to achieve dreams and transform lives.

The values that make us unique:

  • We put the people we support first – always

Everything we do is about supporting people with a learning disability to live better lives. Volunteer, support worker, admin team member or  manager - the key issue for each of us is what benefit do we bring to  the people we support.

Rathmines Access Group

The Rathmines Access Group aims to increase accessibility to local services, amenities, infrastructure and the environment in the Dublin 6 area. The group includes local residents and community representatives and adopts a cross sectional approach, working to include people with physical and sensory disabilities, older people, parents with prams and any person who has an interest in working to address the barriers to full and inclusive access. The Rathmines Access Group welcomes new members.

Rehab

The Rehab Group is an independent not-for-profit organisation working for social and economic inclusion among people with disabilities and others who are marginalised.

Each year, more than 60,000 people access our training, employment, social care and commercial services in the Group's network of some 200 centres across Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Poland.

Our philosophy is based on the belief that regardless of a person's disability or social circumstances, it is ability that should determine success in life.

Release Communication Intervention

Release Communication Intervention teaches caregivers, teachers, special needs assistants and children techniques from speech and language therapy and occupational exercises, to early intervention and oral motor therapy.

Release has a proven holistic approach to Communication Intervention, incorporating Speech and Language Therapy with Occupational Exercises, Early Intervention, and Oral Motor Therapy to make significant strides helping children combat communication difficulties.