Special Olympics Ireland

Special Olympics Ireland is a non-profit sports training and competition programme for people with a learning disability.

Mission Statement
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sport for children and adults with a learning disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The Institute for Design and Disability in Ireland

The Institute for Design and Disability (IDD), established in 1991, is a non-profit-making foundation contributing to the participation of people with disabilities through design.

The Institute promotes the ideal of design-for-all through research studies, interdisciplinary meetings and seminars, awareness training and consultancy.

The MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert ID bracelets, necklaces and watches help make sure that you receive fast, relevant treatment in an emergency. Worn on your pulse point, they carry the international medical symbol and are an effective way to communicate vital details … because every moment matters. MedicAlert is a global charity that provides life saving services and trains emergency responders.

The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD)

The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is a national structure with a branch in each county. The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is the only national cross disability organisation which is independent of government, service providers and special interests. NCPD aims to continue some of the work of PWDI which was closed down by the government in December 2011.

Website: http://ncpd.ie/

Tick Talk Ireland

Mission statement:

To benefit the community and advance education by engaging in and encouraging research into the control and prevention of Lyme Disease (Borreliosis) in Ireland and to disseminate this information to healthcare professionals, patients and the general public.


We are leaders in a movement for change, empowering people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. We provide a holistic service that is conducive to the growth and development of each individual.

The values of the organisation are :