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

Dear Minster

I am writing to you in relation to closure of National advocacy Platform. As the Former chairperson of Independent Living Movement ILMI. I know firsthand of the importance of having a disabled persons organisation to hear the true authentic voice of disabled people and not people claiming to speak on our behalf. As a disabled campaigner for twenty plus years I cant express my deep anger and sadness at hearing of the platforms closure. I would strongly urge you to intervene and give disabled people with a intellectual disability have a real voice in their Lives

Yours Sincerely
Shelly Gaynor

Donna McNamara

Dear Minister Flanagan, I am writing to you as a former constituent to express my deep concern at the news that The National Platform of Self Advocates is being forced to close due to lack of funding. I implore you to consider urgent action in this regard as the... read more

Jyrki Pinomaa – President Inclusion Europe

To Minister for Justice, Mr. Charlie Flanagan The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) clearly states that all people with disabilities have the right to be included in the community. The motto of the international disability... read more

Karen O’Shea

Dear Mr Flanagan From its very beginning the National Platform of Self- Advocates has sought to be an independent voice for people with disabilities and is unique in what it offers in this country. The Platform have researched, campaigned and offered their experience... read more
The National Platform of Self Advocates
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