October 2011

Staff Picks:

Disabled artists no longer brushed aside

Institutes bid for status as ‘technological university’

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’


Higher & Further Education News & Views

Cork priest who did pioneering speech therapy celebrated

NUIG degree for press photographer

New academics need more support and information for assessing students


Disability Headlines

Disability service to impose €22 a night fee for respite

Reform of law on sex and mental disability urged

Benefits of CF screening

Epilepsy sufferer is slashed in face by gang

Joy as twins take big step forward with ‘superhero’ prosthetics

Fresh hope for blind girl after stem-cell therapy

Doctor apologises in court to girl born with cerebral palsy

Child arthritis service cut for doctor’s leave

‘I am very frightened for my son’s future care’

Sex crime laws ‘fail’ people with disabilities

Fancy dress parade in aid of disability service

Girl with cerebral palsy awarded €1.9m

Disability centre cuts in spotlight


General Education Stories

Minister does a homework spot-check

Retiring teachers will be allowed to finish school year

Students plan Cluedo game for Fota House

Girls take lead as Young Scientist research entries break records

Concern over rented Midleton school

How to get 600 points in your Leaving Cert

Laying radical foundations for the primary school system

Teachers plan to challenge lower wage rates for new entrants

Parents of girls at top school get 50% of grant scheme


Mental Health in the Media

Lining up for an epic saga: 1,000 writers break story record

Mental health patients locked up without toilet


Employment Features

LeisureWorld Bishopstown scoops 3 awards


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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

Aspire: The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland, are hosting a series of talks for parents running each Friday for 6 weeks, beginning tomorrow at 6.30pm in the Independent Colleges onDawson Street,Dublin2. Professionals and anyone else who may be interested are also welcome.


Please see the attachment for more details. Aspire Talks Flyer

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