NDA Annual Conference 2017 Presentations

Main Session

Opening Speech (transcript)

Minister Finian McGrath, T.D., Minister of State for Disability

Keynote speakers

Ralph Broad, Director, Inclusive Neighbourhoods Ltd. United Kingdom


Caroline Tomlinson, Associate, In-Control UK


Mary Lou Bourne, Director of NCI and Quality Assurance, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, USA


Linda Perry, Executive Director, Vela, British Columbia, Canada


Workshop 1: Circles of Support

  1. Paula McNulty (HAIL)/Aoife Farrelly (HSE)/Richard Wynne (WRC)
  2. Catherine Kelly (WALK)
  3. Pat Flanagan (CARA)

Workshop 2: Local Area Co-ordination

  1. Deirdre Lynch (Northside Partnership)
  2. Elisa O’Donovan (Headway Ireland/Mid-West LAC)
  3. Susan Carton (DESSA)

Workshop 3: Personalised budgets

  1. Yvonne Finn-Orde (Independent Healthcare Consultant)
  2. Aoife O’Toole (Dara Residential Services)
  3. Fionn Angus (Holder of a personal budget)
  4. Gordon Ryan (Holder of a personal budget)
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