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Webinar: Accessing Healthcare under the UNCRPD in Ireland

Welcome to the second 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 healthcare on Wednesday 3rd 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 25

•   The right to healthcare

•   Anti-discrimination

•   Barriers to access

•   Reasonable accommodations

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

We will also be joined by Dr Mary Doherty, MD, a consultant anaesthetist with over 20 years of experience in Irish health services. Her interest in autism began following her child’s diagnosis in 2013. Mary has spoken extensively on autistic perspectives accessing healthcare at conferences across Europe, drawing on her son’s experiences as well as her own as an autistic medical professional.

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 Dr Mary Doherty, MD

•   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)

by - 19 March, 2021

Last updated by - March 19, 2021

in Advocacy, Autism, Healthcare, Inclusion, Interventions

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