Danielle recently held a public discussion around how we can help the fight for disability rights in Ireland. There was a lot of concrete suggestions given during the meeting, and below is the text of the follow-up email sent by Danielle to the attendees.

Follow-Up Email from Danielle:

“Firstly, thank you so much for attending the meeting and having this discussion. All of the inputs are being collated, and we will be moving forward with all of your suggestions and comments.

As discussed at the meeting, we have a survey to distribute that’s aimed at the problems faced by disabled people, and their families in accessing services that they need. It was prepared by the wonderful Dorota Zurek. This is the beginning of our collation of information, and we will be using it to help inform how we fight for services and legislation in the future. If you/your families could fill it out, it would be much appreciated.

https://forms.gle/ntgvheaEQ9B2GLcw6

We want to listen to the needs of the disabled community in all ways, so if you have something you would like to share that you didn’t mention at the meeting, or want to reiterate from the meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The same goes for anyone else you may know who couldn’t make it along, but still would like to share their experience, we would love to hear how we can help.

There is a demonstration planned by some advocacy groups outside the Dáil at 11am on Tuesday 30th to show the need for more school places for autistic children. I will be there, and I hope to see many of you too! Please find link to facebook event attached.

https://www.facebook.com/events/659221184550810/

Lastly, I want to reiterate my thanks to everyone for coming along, and for making their support for disability rights known. As Sean said in his speech, together we can do so much. Thank you!”