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Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency


DESSA Empowering Parents Programme Kerry September- October 2017


The  DESSA Empowering Parents Programme is a 6 week programme (2.5 hours per week) for the parents of young children with disabilities.

"Empowering Parents" will:

- Show tou new ways of thinking about your childs disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things

- tell you about your child's rights and how to achieve them

- explain who can help you to get what you need from piblic services and your local community

- help you to build your confidence and keep your spirits up!


Programme Topics:

- Disability and Inclusion

- Legislation and Policy

- Inclusion in Education

- Advocacy Skills and Strategies

- Meeting Parents Emotional Needs


The programme will be starting in the following Family Resource Centres in Kerry from September to October 2017. Please contact the FRCs for more information.


Listowel FRC - Starting Tuesday 26th September

Contact Toni Clarke

Telephone: 068-23584


Castlemaine FRC - Starting Tuesday 26th September

Contact: Fiona Callan

Telephone: 066-9767833


Kenmare FRC - Starting Wednesday 27th September

Contact: Maire Ni Leime

Telephone: 064-6642790