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Menlo Walk Celebrates its 10th Annual Year Raising over €7,000 for Ability West

Last Sunday 12th February saw the Annual 5 Mile Menlo Walk take place for its tenth year running. It was a bitterly cold Sunday but this did not deter the enthusiastic walkers who showed up to take part and donate.
This successful walk which was the brainchild of Ray and Brega Kelly was organised in order to raise funds for Ability West where their son Andrew avails of the services.

Service Users from Criost Linn ADS meet Minister Finian McGrath at Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”

On Monday January 23rd Service Users from Criost Linn Adult Day Services (ADS) and the Service Users Council attended The National Platform of Self Advocates Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport” held in Dublin. This was a report on the research findings of the National Platform of Self Advocates and Centre for Disability Law, NUI Galway. This was delivered by Mr Finian McGrath T.D. and Minister of State at the Departments of Social Protection , Justice and Equality and Health with special responsibility for Disability Issues.

Don’t Miss the 10th Annual Menlo Walk on Sunday February 12th

It’s that time of year again. The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West is celebrating ten years and this year hope to raise a bumper €10,000 to mark the occasion. The walk takes place on Sunday 12th February, starting at 12:00 Noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo, Galway City. Full details of the event can be found under “Upcoming Events” on www.abilitywest.ie A shuttle bus is available from the city, please contact Brega at 087-6179886

VIDEO!- Second Chance to see Dochas Adult Day Services (ADS) Feature on the RTE Evening News

In case you missed it, last Saturday January 21st Dochas ADS featured on the RTE Evening News. The segment highlighted the benefits and value of the Rural Social Scheme to local community groups. Click on the link below and skip to 5min and 50 seconds in to watch it. Congratulations to all involved who made Ability West very proud.


Leap Offering Workshops for Families on February 1st and 2nd

About Leap

Leap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that works on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. They work with families, their supporters and allies, people with disabilities, service providers and others.
They focus our efforts on increasing expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities. They support families to build a vision of a good life and focus on relationships,belonging and socially valued roles for their family member with a disability.

St Dympnas Adult Day Service Present Blas Café with Visual/Picture Menu on January 11th

On Wednesday January 11th Majella Foley proprietor of Blas Cafe Portumna was presented with a visual/picture menu on behalf of all the Service Users from St Dympnas Adult Day Services Portumna.
Congratulations to all of the Service Users at St Dympnas who created the visual/picture menu to support greater accessibility and inclusivity for all in the community.

Pictured: David Hodgins, Niamh Tuohy, Ruth Davis, Anne-Marie Dolan and Joseph Brien and Majella Foley, Proprietor of Blas Café.

SAVE THE DATE 8th February- Keeping Children Safe Online: A collaborative approach to Internet Safety

This conference is being organised by the Internet Safety Subgroup of Galway and Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committees and they are delighted to have secured Denis Naughton, Geoffrey Shannon, Jasmina Byrne and Gillian Baker as speakers.

Event Details:

Go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/keeping-children-safe-online-registration-30... to register for this event.


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