Training on disability law and policy in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway will run a training on the relevant legislation  passed (the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act) that impacts on the lives of people with disabilities, older people and people with mental health experience. The training is designed at those supporting and working with people affected by the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act, including professionals working in the area.

The training focuses on practical challenges in implementing the Act, and examples of promising practice from other countries which might guide Ireland’s implementation are drawn from the Centre’s vast network. The Centre’s involvement in the development of the legislation also informs this training.

The training is delivered by co-trainers from peer organisations of people with experience of the mental health services (Recovery Experts by Experience), self-advocates with intellectual disabilities (National Platform of Self Advocates) and people living with dementia (Irish Dementia Working Group).

The training will consist of 3 blocks and will run over the course of 5 days from Monday 20th – 24th April 2020. Training will be held in The River Room (AS203) Arts and Science Building,  NUI Galway each day.

More information available here.

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