- Acquired Brain Injury Ireland »
- Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (formerly The Peter Bradley Foundation) provides supported living accommodation for people with acquired brain injury, and aims to be a model for the integration of these people into the community.
- AHEAD - Association for Higher Education
Access and Disability »
- AHEAD is an independent voluntary organisation
working to promote improved access for people with disabilities
to Third Level Education in Ireland. This site not only has
a useful guide to writing accessible web pages but also gives
the full text of 'A Strategy For Equality', the Report of
the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities
- Arthritis Ireland »
- The Foundation provides a comprehensive education service which includes; a wide range of information leaflets on different kinds of arthritis, information lectures by health professionals, annual Information Days in Dublin and Cork, quarterly newsletter 'Arthritis News', children's programme, Mail Order Catalogue full of helpful aids and appliances that can make day to day tasks that bit easier. The Foundation is continuing to fund research into Arthritis in Ireland.
- Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE) »
- The aims and objectives of the Association are to provide support for those suffering from Asperger Syndrome. The Association provides a support network for families of those affected and promotes research into the condition.
- Aware »
- AWARE provides support for depression sufferers and their relatives through support group and phone line counselling services. It also seeks to educate the public about depression through a "Beat the Blues Campaign" and Youth Forum public lecture series.
- Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association »
- Brainwave aims to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy, their families and carers through the provision of information, advice and counselling.
- CRC - Central Remedial
- CRC deals with the treatment and management of people with
congenital physical disabilities. Their site includes information
on the organisation, assistive technology, research work,
EU project involvement and more.
- Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland »
- The aim of the Association is to provide back-up services for young people with cystic fibrosis.
- DeafHear.ie »
- DeafHear.ie promotes the right of deaf people to enjoy an equality of opportunity in all aspects of life and to develop full independence and citizenship. The Association promotes the rights of parents of deaf children to enjoy access to the full range of appropriate supports.
- DEBRA Ireland »
- The aim of the organisation is to fund medical research into EB, to provide specialist care and welfare to patients and their families and to educate the general public and health care professionals about EB
- DFI - Disability Federation of Ireland »
- DFI is the national support organisation
and advocate for voluntary organisations/non-statutory agencies
in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities
and disabling conditions.
- DSI - Down Syndrome Ireland »
- Down Syndrome Ireland (D.S.I) is an organisation of parents
and guardians of people with Down syndrome. It has over 2000
member families and 23 branches nation-wide.
- Dyslexia Association of Ireland »
- Dyslexia Association of Ireland promotes public awareness of specific learning disability and promotes the welfare of people with this difficulty.
- Dyspraxia Association »
- The Dyspraxia Association raises awareness
of dyspraxia in Ireland and creates a better understanding
of the difficulties children and parents face. It ensure adequate
resources are available to support the needs of children with
dyspraxia. This includes occupational therapy, speech therapy,
physiotherapy and education. It provides an information sharing
and support network for parents, improves diagnostic services,
organises meetings for parents and their children and provides
a parent / professional link.
- Enable Ireland »
- Enable Ireland Provides medical consultancy,
assessment and rehabilitation centres nationwide for children
and adults with physical disabilities which include cerebral
palsy, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy and
- Friedreich's Ataxia Society of Ireland »
- The Society provides information and support for FA families. It acts as a pressure group on behalf of families and supports research into Friedreichs Ataxia and other genetic ataxias.
- Headway Ireland - The National Head Injuries Association »
- Headway provides training and support services, promotes awareness and understanding, advocacy and lobbying for individuals with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers.
- Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland »
- The Association provides information and individualised support to those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, their families and their health care team. Information is updated through links with International and European Associations.
- Inclusion Ireland »
- Inclusion Ireland. is a voluntary organisation of those who work
on behalf of people with mental handicap; is non-sectarian
and non-political; is a multi-disciplinary body involving,
among others, parents, doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists,
therapists, administrators, training personnel, family members
and friends of people with mental handicap.
- Irish Deaf Society »
- The Irish Deaf Society is a democratically run voluntary organisation that promotes the welfare and interests of deaf people with the aim of improving all aspects of their lives. Managed exclusively by the deaf themselves, it seeks to further its aims through deaf empowerment and advocacy.
- Irish Hard of Hearing Association »
- The IHHA is an association of people who acquired a hearing loss after developing their verbal communication skills. They are a small Irish charitable and voluntary organisation who campaign for greater awareness on hearing loss, greater access to services and generate support for each other.
- Irish Haemophilia Society »
- The Society provides support and advice for members and aims to improve the quality of life for people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It carries out its work through education, publications, advocacy, lobbying, counselling, critical illness service & financial assistance.
- Irish Society for Autism »
- A voluntary organisation of parents, professionals and friends working to promote the welfare of children and adults with Autism. The Society provides an information service and offers support and guidance to people with Autism and their families. The Society also provides residential and vocational services for people with Autism.
- Irish Wheelchair Association »
- IWA is the national organisation of people with limited mobility with over 20,000 members and service users. Services include Advocacy, Transport
Employment, Training and Education & Information and Publications
- MHI - Mental Health Ireland »
- Mental Health Ireland aims to promote
positive mental health and to actively support persons with
a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying
their needs and advocating their rights.
- Migraine Association of Ireland »
- The Migraine Association provides information, support and reassurance to people suffering from migraine in Ireland. It also aims to raise awareness of migraine both among the general public and among health professionals. The organisation also works to seek better support services for people with migraine and supports research into the condition.
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland »
- The Society provides professional services to people with multiple sclerosis, their families, friends and carers.
- Muscular Dystrophy Ireland »
- MDI provides support to persons affected by muscular dystrophy and their families through the provision of a range of services e.g. family support service, counselling, freephone, respite care, youth activities, holidays, independent living and training opportunities. It also funds medical research.
- National Federation of Voluntary Bodies »
- The Federation is a national umbrella
organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide
direct services to people with an intellectual disability.
The objectives of the Federation are to promote the equalisation
of opportunities for persons in the care of member organisations
through the provision, maintenance and development of appropriate
high quality services. The objectives are achieved through
information sharing and through the development and promotion
of codes of best practice. The Federation also acts as a lobbying
agent on a national and international basis and works in co-operation
with advocacy organisations on behalf of persons with an intellectual
disability. This site is in English.
- NCBI - National Council for the Blind of Ireland »
- NCBI provides a range of services to people with visual impairments
around Ireland relating to equipment, mobility, daily living
skills, library services, telephony skills and rehabilitation
- Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland »
- The Association aims to provide information on Nf for patients, doctors and others, promoting awareness and understanding of the problems encountered in the disorder; to bring sufferers of Nf together in order to overcome their feeling of isolation; to link sufferers and the medical profession to their mutual benefit; to act as a mutual support group for parents and sufferers, sharing problems and ideas.
- Neurological Alliance Of Ireland »
- The Neurological Alliance of Ireland aims to promote the development of services for people with neurological conditions, their families and carers. To raise awareness of the needs of people with neurological conditions.
- NLN: National Learning Network »
- The National Training and Development Institute aims to deliver high quality, flexible and responsive training,
educational and employment access programmes to people with
special needs, leading to recognised qualifications and job
- Parkinson's Association of Ireland »
- Parkinson's Association of Ireland assists patients, their carers and families, providing advice and information. The Organisation also fund and assist research into the effects, causes and possible cure of Parkinson's disease.
- Rehab »
- The Rehab Group is an independent,
not-for-profit organisation delivering education, training,
employment, social care and services that promote equality
for people with disabilities.
- Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland »
- The Association's primary and long term aim is to complement, support and provide for the various stages of development in the lives of its members with disabilities, their families and friends.