The National Platform of Self Advocates is an independent self advocacy organisation.

The National Platform of Self Advocates

The National Platform of Self Advocates is an independent organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is a membership organisation with an elected steering committee working on its strategic plan.

The group is founded on the right of people with intellectual disabilities to be included as equal citizens with rights as outlines in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Platform aims to be the nationally recognised spokes organisation on policy and issues affecting the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It aims to be involved through representation by its members in local and national policy making groups.

Improving Access to Paid Employment for People with Intellectual Disability

The National Platform of Self Advocates is currently completing a research project funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).
We completed consultation with self advocates before Covid-19.
We are now looking for input from employers.
Please consider completing our survey.

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Launch of

“Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”

Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport is a report carried out by the National Platform of Self Advocates and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in the National University of Ireland, Galway (N.U.I.G.).

The research tells the stories of people with disabilities in Ireland and their experiences of housing and transport.

Mr. Finian McGrath launched the report on the 23th of January 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin.

The report is available to read here.

Read our Press Release here.

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The National Platform of Self Advocates
The Carmichael Centre
4 North Brunswick Street
Dublin 7
email: myvoiceireland@gmail.com
Tel: 01 873 5702