Disability Conference 25th September

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Dear colleague

You are cordially invited, by the National Disability Authority, to this event which will take place in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

The National Disability Authority is the independent state body providing expert advice on disability policy and practice to the Government and the public sector, and promoting Universal Design in Ireland.

The theme for our Annual Conference 2018 is:

‘Achieving Better Outcomes for Persons with a Disability: using data as a tool to guide policy and practice’.

The context for this theme is set out below:

Disability policy and practice in Ireland has, since 2004, developed under various versions of the Government’s National Disability Strategy.  The current version is the National Disability Inclusion Strategy which covers the period 2017-2021. Implementation of the Strategy will be monitored in terms of outcomes for people with disabilities through a suite of indicators developed by the National Disability Authority and agreed by the National Disability Inclusion Strategy Steering Group. The suite of outcome indicators will capture outcomes for persons with disabilities under the high level themes and broad objectives of the Strategy and have been determined by data that is available at regular intervals, is robust and validated.

In the National Disability Authority’s forthcoming Strategic Plan 2019-2021, one of the actions is to evaluate progress and challenges in implementing national strategies, measurement against indicators and data and produce independent assessment reports, with particular regard to evaluating outcomes for individuals.

In addition, the National Disability Authority is due to be given a new statutory function to develop and provide statistical information to support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ireland.

The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2018 is an opportunity to share valuable Irish and international experience in successfully transferring the knowledge gained via modern data analysis methods to the informing and implementation of practical policies that benefit persons with disabilities.

The conference will commence at 10am with registration open from 9.15am.

Register to attend.

Details of the conference programme will follow shortly.



Siobhan Barron



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