Research in Progress
Resource Allocation Feasibility Study:
The National Disability Authority is currently engaged in a feasibility study to guide the implementation of a resource allocation system for disability services in Ireland. This study is comparing two needs assessment tools, the Supports Intensity Scale, developed in the US, and the RAS5, developed in the UK, by administering both to about 110 individuals with disabilities.
Find out more about the Resource Allocation Feasibility Study
National Disability Survey 2006
The National Disability Survey 2006 is the first such national survey of people with disabilities, with a sample of over 14,500. The survey has detailed information on the nature of impairment, caring and help, attitudes of other people, transport, built environment accessibility,education, employment, social participation, sport and exercise, as well as basic demographic information. The Survey built on an earlier pilot exercise conducted by the National Disability Authority. Visit the CSO website for further information on National Disability Survey 2006 Volume 1 and National Disability Survey 2006 Volume 2. The National Disability Authority has commissioned research on the survey microdata, due for completion in 2013. The topics are children with disabilities; mental health and social inclusion; transport and social inclusion.
Page last updated: 01/29/2013