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Effective Engagement as a Tool for Self-Advocacy: A Disability Participation and Consultation Network Webinar

November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2022

AsIAm, is delighted to host a workshop series as part of our membership with the Disability Participation and Consultation Network, held over two consecutive nights, about your rights within the Autistic community and using effective engagement as a tool for advocating for your rights within the Irish political system. These workshops will be led and facilitated by Dr. Vivian Rath and Mary Quirke. The aim of these webinars is to:

-Inform participants about advocacy, activism and lobbying

-Learn more about the Irish political system and how activism and advocacy works within the system

-How tools such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can support you to advocate for your rights as Autistic people

-How different ways of communication work and ways of organising campaigns

-Identifying and including partners, allies and other stakeholders in campaigns

-Looking after your mental and physical health when running or involving yourself in campaigns

These webinars will take place online over Zoom. Registration for these workshops is free but places are limited so registering in advance is essential.  Zoom links for both sessions will be sent to you in advance of both sessions after registration.

Session 1: Wednesday 2nd November – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Session 2: Thursday 3rd November – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: Online over Zoom

About our Facilitators

Dr Vivian Rath: Vivian is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Education and the Research Officer on the Reasonable Accommodations and Professional Placement project with the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD). His Ph.D, titled the “Social Engagement Experiences of Disabled students in Higher Education in Ireland”, focuses on the areas of disabled student social engagement, transitions, voice, belonging and how the Equality Diversity and Inclusion can be managed and implemented within Higher Education Institutes in Ireland. He is an appointee to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Disability Advisory Committee, where he has a role in monitoring how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is being implemented in Ireland. Vivian’s other research interests include ableism across the Higher Education system, supporting disabled people’s civic and political participation, and employment of disabled people.

Mary Quirke: Mary Quirke a qualified career guidance counsellor, currently engaged in private practice (www.careerconfidence.ie) and nearing completion of a PhD in Trinity College Dublin with a research interest in Career Guidance, Universal Design and Disability. Mary’s professional experience includes AHEAD, the HSE, the RehabGroup, and FETAC. Consequently, she has gained a depth of experience of advocacy, policy creation and inclusion which has been further complimented by her active engagement with learners in Ireland, Europe, Japan and Singapore and her work with employers on graduate recruitment and the diversity agenda over the years.

For any queries or questions, please contact our Policy and Accessibility Officer Adrian Carroll at adrian@asiam.ie.

Places for this webinar are now full. Any who have applied and not received a place will be contacted if vacancies become available


November 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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