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“Somebody to Love”- seminar in Trinity College, Dublin. | Connect People Network

“Somebody to Love”- seminar in Trinity College, Dublin.

Hi everyone, The CPN advocacy group are involved in an event happening in Trinity College Dublin. Here is the full announcement from TCD, with all the information.

The M.Sc. In Disability Studies, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin,

presents the seminar 

Somebody to love: Sexuality and Disability in Ireland

Date: Friday, April 25th

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Venue: Long Room Hub

This seminar explores issues of sexuality, decision making capacity, and current legislation in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The recently released documentary “Somebody to Love” will open the seminar by presenting the stories of Irish people with disabilities around sexuality and relationships. The documentary director, Anna Rodgers, and four of the documentary participants, Mandy Finlay (TCD graduate) and her mother Frieda Finlay, Sarah Fitzgerald (TCD graduate) and her partner JP Fitzgerald will discuss their experiences on these issues. A presentation by Dr. Rosarie McCarthy, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Adviser at the National Disability Authority (NDA), will follow on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences Act) 1993. Darren McCausland will close the seminar with the findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement (IDS) to the TILDA study on older people with intellectual disabilities' relationships. All are welcome.

To book a place contact Sheila Mc Groarty 01 896 3885 or email niid@tcd.ie. Please let us know if you require any access accommodations when you RSVP.

For further information on the M.Sc. in Disability Studies, please click http://socialwork-socialpolicy.tcd.ie/postgraduate/progs/msc-disability.php.

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