Webinar: Accessing Education under the UNCRPD in Ireland

Welcome to the first of two webinars we’re hosting on accessing supports under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

We’ll be looking at education on Monday 1st March from 19:00 – 21:00. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Alistair de Gaetano, Chair of Malta’s Autism Advisory Council and a human rights law graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

This will be a chance to gain an in-depth insight into the latest human rights instrument on disability rights, the provisions it offers, and how autistic people and their families can exercise their rights under it.

During our education seminar, some of the topics we will specifically be covering include:

•   Article 24

•   The right to education

•   What inclusive education means

•   Barriers to access

•   Reasonable accommodations

•   Ireland’s duty as a signatory State to provide provisions

We also hope to be joined by additional speakers that evening from the autism community, who will share their lived experiences of accessing education in Ireland. Their names and details will be announced in due course.

The Agenda is as follows:

•   19:00 – Introduction from AsIAm

•   19:10 – Keynote lecture from Dr Alastair de Gaetano

•   20:00 – Q&A session

•   20:10 – Break

•   20:20 – Insights from a member of the autism community (TBA)

•   20:50 – Q&A session

•   21:00 – Closing remarks

The seminar will take place online over Zoom, and will be recorded. It will be uploaded onto AsIAm’s website shortly afterwards. Places will be limited on a first come, first serve basis – register now!

Book Your Place Here

If you have any questions, feel free to email our Policy Officer at gaibhin@asiam.ie.

Further Information

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (full text) – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Easy to Read version)

Disability and Discrimination in Ireland Report – Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Disability and Discrimination in Ireland Report – Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Easy to Read version)

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