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Latest News: UCD Centre for Disability Studies second year student was invited guest at the 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities.

The UCD Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to celebrate the achievement of David Lysaght, a second year student on our MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. On December 6th 2017 David was an invited guest at the 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities, jointly organised by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Parliament (EP).

Latest News: UCD CDS hosts seminar on Local Access Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities

The UCD Centre for Disability Studies in conjunction with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and the UCD Geary Institute co-hosted a seminar by Prof Charles E. Drum, Oregon Health & Science University on November 16th 2017. “Addressing Local Access Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities with the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI ): From Practice-Based Evidence to Knowledge Translation Research”. Prof Charles Drum’s presentation detailed evidenced-based grassroots community coalition process called the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) which aims to identify local access barriers experienced by persons with disabilities through a process of Town Hall Meetings for persons with disabilities, families, and other caregivers. Delegates discussed the possibilities of introducing this type of collaborative work within the Irish context