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#Intellectual Disability

# intellectual-disability - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

# intellectual-disability - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites

The man’s food and rent bills have fallen into arrears by almost €2,000.

# intellectual-disability - Friday 15 July, 2016

Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients

An RTÉ Investigates programme aired last night outlined some cases in a leaked HSE report on the sector.

# intellectual-disability - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# intellectual-disability - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Staff at disability centre failed to notice resident was wearing odd shoes

The service provider closed the centre and moved residents from two others.

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'

Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.

# intellectual-disability - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

# intellectual-disability - Thursday 15 May, 2014

€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'

The research programme, which is the first of its kind, was launched in Dublin today.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# intellectual-disability - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability

The discussion of intellectual disabilities and sexuality is not easy. Although families may be aware and supportive, many don’t know how to navigate this territory. It’s a subject that demands awareness, writes Petal Pilley.

# intellectual-disability - Sunday 24 March, 2013

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities

After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.

# intellectual-disability - Monday 17 October, 2011

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State

Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.