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  • DESSA | Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency
    intellectual emotional or sensory impairment and who due to the way society is organised encounters obstacles to participation on equal and equally effective terms with all others in all aspects of the life of the community DESSA has adopted this definition as it is in line with the philosophy and approach of the organisation in acknowledging the responsibility of society to facilitate people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to full and equal participation in the social economic cultural and political life of their communities DESSA is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government to develop and deliver social inclusion initiatives to people with disabilities and their families Within these Departments DESSA operates within two programmes the Local and Community Development Programme and the Family Community Services Resource Centre Programme These programmes are funded by government departments to address poverty social exclusion and equality issues in both rural and urban areas throughout Ireland and comprise a network of approximately 250 local development and family support organsiations community based projects The main aim of these programmes is to empower and create opportunities for groups and individuals experiencing social exclusion to enhance their capacity to play a role in creating change in their communities and in society at large Underpinning DESSA s work is an inclusive equality framework setting out key strategies advocacy capacity building mainstreaming participation networking supporting families experiencing disability and policy development within which support is given to individuals families and community development organistions to facilitate inclusive actions thus enabling people with disabilities live fuller and active lives and participate on an equal basis in Irish society DESSA TRAINING OPPORTUNITES DESSSA FETAC LEVEL 6 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY TRAINING The training will be held in Dublin Venue to

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  • Site map | DESSA
    Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Site map Welcome to our sitemap If you have trouble finding anything you can also use the search site function Books Books at DESSA Access Inside Out Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Play for All Resources Navigation Home About Us Our Board of Directors Our Staff Who do we work with Supporting

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  • About Us | DESSA
    Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery About Us About DESSA DESSA is a national Community Development organisation funded under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government to develop and deliver social inclusion initiatives to people with disabilities and their families Programmes DESSA operates within two programmes The Local and Community Development Programme and the Family

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  • Our Board of Directors | DESSA
    founding members of DESSA and has been Chair since its establishment in 2001 Jacqui worked for over 20 years as a disability and equality activist and consultant She is also a former member of Commission of Status of People with Disabilities whose report A Strategy for Equality in 1996 which was a blueprint for disability rights in Ireland In her spare time Jacqui also manages to fit in some sailing Treasurer Brian Miller Health Service Executive Brian is a Disability Services Manager with the HSE in DSE Wicklow Prior to this role Brian worked as a senior policy advisor in the National Disability Authority For many years Brian was a regional manager for the National Rehabilitation Board in this role he was involved in the area of supporting people with disabilities to access training and employment opportunities Brian is a member of the National Implementation group for the New Directions Secretary Michael Gogarty Independent Consultant Board Members Anne Goodwin St Brigids FRC Co ordinator Anne Kelly Independent Martin Kelly Independent Martin McBride Independent Martin is from Portsalon County Donegal and has been engaged in Community Development since taking early retirement from a clerical officer with Donegal County Council Martin serves

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  • Our Staff | DESSA
    Manager Telephone 01 4163548 Email info dessa ie Linda has worked in the community voluntary sector for 18 years Prior to joining the DESSA team in 2007 Linda worked as a administrator for a local Family Resource Centre Linda likes to keep fit in her spare time by doing lots of different classes in the gym and walking Kay Teahan Programme Co ordinator Telephone 087 3534432 Email advocacy dessa ie Kay has worked as an advocate in the community for the past 11 years based in the South Eastern Area Her roles involved supporting disabled people to access their rights and also supporting parents of children with additional needs to find their own voice and advocate on behalf of their children Her current role includes the co ordination of the Supporting Families Social Inclusion Strategy which includes facilitation of training and provision of representative advocacy Kays interests include dancing pilates and hill walking Peter Kearns Community Development Support Worker Email kearnsp eircom net Peter graduated from Trinity College with an English Honors degree in 1990 and followed this with a MA in film and TV studies at Dublin City University in 1992 and a higher diploma in Adult Community Education

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  • Who do we work with? | DESSA
    Play for All Evaluation Report DESSA s Steps to Mainstreaming Participation A Framework Latest News Links Contact Us Photo Gallery Who do we work with Family Resource Centres Family Resource Centres are projects involved in anti poverty and social inclusion initiatives in their communities and have a clear focus in identifying the needs of family and in providing community based supports FRCs operate under the Family Support Agency within the Family and Community Services Resource Programme The aim of a Family and Community Services Resource Centre is essentially to help combat disadvantage by improving the functioning of the family unit Centres can provide special services for lone parent families young mothers and others considered in need of extra support and can act as a first step to community participation and social inclusion Centres actively foster the participation of local people including people with disabilities in all aspects of the work of Centres and participants should be involved in the planning and management of Centres as well as the design and delivery of specific programmes Family Support Agency The Family Suport Agency was establised in 2003 and operates under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs The agency

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  • Supporting Families Programme | DESSA
    Disabled children however have limited experiences in accessing and participating in these settings Many disabled children continue to attend specialist support services which can reinforce marginalisation from their community and lead to high levels of social isolation for parents Community organisations can play a pivotal role in developing locally based and integrated responses to the particular needs of families experiencing disability The strategy will entail the implementation of four discrete training programmes for parents of disabled children community sector staff and volunteers and childcare staff Empowering Parents Programme Empowering Parents Train the Trainer Community Development Advocacy Childcare Inclusive Policy Practice It also entail s supporting parents to self advocate through mentoring and supporting the establishment of networks and formal linkages between parents groups and local community and disability service providers This strategy is supported by the Department of Children Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government Empowering Parents Programme The DESSA Empowering Parents Programme supports parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their children It entails teaching parent s new ways of thinking about their child s disability which helps them to see new possibilities and ways of doing things It informs parents of their children s rights and how to achieve them It also explains who could help them get what they need from the public services and their local community and through the process helped parents build their confidence Course topics includes Disability and Inclusion Legislation and Policy Inclusion in Education Advocacy Skills Strategies Meeting Parents Emotional Needs Empowering Parents Train the Trainer The aim of the Train the Trainer training programme is to develop a pool of qualified trainers who have the skills and knowledge to deliver the Empowering Parents Programme throughout the country Community Development

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  • Mainstreaming Participation | DESSA
    Rights of Persons with Disabilities reflects the growing significance of social participation in society and is based on the principles of non discrimination participation and inclusion in society equal opportunities and accessibility The Steps to Mainstreaming Participation Framework Steps is a programme supported by the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government Introduced in 2005 Steps is a framework which is based on the principle of activation of individuals and groups in specific geographical locations and their greater participation in community life It seeks to empower disabled people and community development practitioners with knowledge and capacity to ensure the active participation of disabled people within the community Participation is important in increasing the voice and influence disabled people have in shaping the world around them It provides greater opportunities to interact with non disabled people on more equal terms so helping to transform attitudes and behaviour and can provide opportunities to acquire new experiences and confidence which may help people find employment Participation is fundamentally important to people s sense of status and belonging Disabled people have a right to equality of opportunity Like all other citizens disabled people want the right to independent living the right to make their own choices and the right to actively contribute to society and their communities It aims to enable disabled people to develop the skills experience and confidence they need to engage actively with and participate in their communities and access mainstream opportunities in training education and employment Through the various elements of the framework Steps works to increase disabled people s participation in public civic and community life by delivering strategic supports training networking advocacy and mentoring at local level through local community development organizations provide those local community development organisations with

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