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Presentation to Marie O'Dowd, Former Chairperson

Presentation by Ray Kelly, Chairperson, to Marie O'Dowd, former Chairperson of our Board of Directors from June 2013 to June 2016. Our sincere thanks to Marie for her commitment to people with intellectual disability, and her guidance and support as Chairperson over the last few years. The painting presented to Marie was created by service users in Snipe Resource Centre, an adult day service in Galway City for people with intellectual disability.

'Friends of Ability West' presentation of cheque to Ability West

Members of the ‘Friends of Ability West’ committee presenting a cheque for €48,000 to Ability West following a very successful charity dinner in Clareglaway Castle with chef, Michel Roux Jr., holder of two Michelin stars. The funds raised will be used for furnishings and specialised equipment in new purpose-build apartments which will allow individuals with intellectual disability to live as independently as possible in a safe and person centred manner.

Supported Self Directed Living Family Workshop (Gort, Co. Galway)

Genio & The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies are co-hosting a Supported Self Directed Living Family Workshop. This event will be held in Gort, Co Galway and is open to family members who intend to be engaged in Supported Self Directed Living (SSDL) processes, or who are interested in learning more about the SSDL approach to developing good lives. Numbers are limited so book early.

Date: Friday 13th May 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: The Lady Gregory, Gort, Co Galway
Cost: €20

AWARD WINNING MICHELIN STAR CHEF MICHEL ROUX JR COOKS WITH GMIT STUDENTS FOR ABILITY WEST

Fundraising dinner for Ability West takes place in Claregalway Castle (15 April)

Award-winning chef, food consultant and author Michel Roux Jr, Chef Patron at La Gavroche in London, and GMIT Culinary Arts students will cook and serve a charity dinner at Claregalway Castle on Friday, 15 April in aid of Ability West. The team will be joined by Michel’s daughter, pastry chef Emily, and GMIT lecturers Noel Loughnane, Diarmuid O’Conghaile and Sinead O’Connor Lomas.

SSDL Family Workshop - Striving for Valued Lives

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ssdl-family-training-event-april-25th-2016-...

Date: Monday 25th April 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: The Tullamore Court Hotel

This event is open to family members of people who are engaged or intend to be engaged in Supported Self Directed Living (SSDL) processes, as well as family members who are interested in learning more about the SSDL approach to developing good lives.

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