International Day of Persons with Disability

Tomorrow is International Day of Persons with Disability. Coordinated by the United Nations, this event has been celebrated since 1992. Many different groups, organisations and individuals will be holding events to mark the occasion, and the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Charity of the Year is the Cedar Foundation, which delivers a range of services for people with disabilities. There are many different aspects to the issue of disability, and here are some of the resources which RaISe has produced in this mandate and the previous one in support of Assembly scrutiny of disability policy and legislation[1].

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly with the Cedar Foundation at the launch of the Assembly Charity of the Year
The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly with the Cedar Foundation at the launch of the Assembly Charity of the Year

Overarching policy and legislation

Support for specific committee inquiries

Provision of services

Special educational needs

Work on the Mental Capacity Bill

 

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[1] (Please note: Some of these papers, particularly those published in the last mandate, may contain information which is no longer fully up-to-date).