Last week I attended a consultation organised by the National Disability Authority on behalf of Minister for State with responsiblity for Disability and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch.
Your Voice, Your Choice brought together 160 people with disabilities, family members and advocates to discuss a range of issues about Disability in Ireland today. There were small facilitated sessions held throughout the day where questions were discussed and efforts made to have all voices included and supported. Those attending were there in their own right and not as representatives of any organisation.
The NDA are now holding an online consultation on the issues for those who could not attend. You can fill in the survey here and contribute to the final report.
The Minister stated that this event was not going to be a one off. I look forward to reading the report and seeing how it fits into the policy initiatives either already underway or in the programme for government.