About the conference

The 2012 Annual Conference aimed to showcase national and international programmes and initiatives for promoting participation, independence and safety, for people with disabilities living in the community. The conference was of relevance to policy makers, practitioners, people with disabilities and other stakeholders.

Afternoon workshops focused on the following:
- Education and inclusion
- Enabling environments
- Resource allocation and personalisation
- Changing attitudes.

The programme included the following sessions and contributions;

Session 1: “Supports and safety”


Session 2: “Resource allocation and personalisation”


Afternoon workshop:“Education and inclusion”


Afternoon workshop:“Enabling Environments”

  • “Innovative Welfare Technology for the 21st Century” (Associate Professor Anders S. Sørensen)
  • “Universal Design in an Irish context” (Dónal Rice)

Afternoon workshop: “Changing attitudes”