FREE Disability Awareness Workshop - 26th June 2019

Are you a member of a local community group?

Would you like to learn more about  “What is Disability” and the challenges people face in their daily lives.

Find out how you can support and include people in your community?

If so—you are invited to take part in a 1 day Workshop

Date :            Wednesday June 26th 2019     

Time :            9.30-4.00pm

Venue:          Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Clonown Road, Athlone

Info on Workshop

As part of the work under the Social inclusion activation programme (SICAP), Westmeath Community Development is running a 1 day workshop in relation to Disability Awareness

The objective of the workshop is to highlight the challenges and barriers people with disabilities face in society and explore how YOU may be able to help alleviate some of these:

Topics that will be covered are as follows:

  1. What is “Disability”
  2. History of Disability
  3. Myths surrounding Disability
  4. Medical versus the Social Model
  5. Challenges and barriers
  6. Possible solutions

The Workshop is interactive with group work and activities.

WCD are inviting members of local community groups to apply for a place which is FREE.

As places are limited they will be offered on a first come first served basis and local community group members, whose groups are registered with the SICAP programme will be prioritised.  Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be available on the day.

How to Apply

To secure your place please complete the booking form and return to Linda-Jo Quinn OR Eddie Keenan

Application Form


For further information contact Linda Jo or Eddie on 090 64 16121

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thurs 20/06/2019

This Workshop is funded by Westmeath Community Development under the Social Inclusion Activation  Programme.

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