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Advocacy Group | Connect People Network

Advocacy Group

  1224330508839_2   The CPN Self-Advocacy Group are a group of people with extra support needs who:
1) Travel around the country giving lectures and talks on issues to do with disability and sexuality to social work and social care students in universities and colleges.
To date we have made presentations in University College Dublin, Queens University, Belfast, University College Cork and Dundalk IT, and others too. We share our life stories first hand, so the students learn what life is like for US.
Our Advocacy group getting ready to speak to students in Queens University, Belfast

Our Advocacy group getting ready to speak to students in Queens University, Belfast

2) Visit disability services throughout Ireland, giving talks and holding discussion groups for staff, service users and parents.
3) Make submissions to the government on issues to do with disability rights.
For example we wrote a document which the helped the Law Reform Commission write their recommendations about sexual offences and capacity to consent. You can read more about that by clicking this link.
Some of our members at the launch of the Law Reform Commission document in 2013

Some of our members at the launch of the Law Reform Commission document in 2013

4) Sometimes talk to the media on issues to do with disability and sexuality.
If you think you might be interested in this group, you'll be happy to know that new members are always welcome!
Contact Michael at 0876151507.