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Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency


Image of Cartoon Self AdvocateQuality & Capacity Building Initiative & Dessa Empowering Parents Training

Quality & Capacity Building Initiative

DESSA was successful in securing funding support for an exciting new innovative project to improve quality outcomes for children and young people who experience disability. The Capacity for Inclusion project aims to support members of the Waterford Children and Young People’s Services Committee to develop and embed inclusion related to disability equality within their work. This once off project is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs under the Quality and Capacity Building Initiative supported through Dormant Accounts Funding.


DESSA Empowering Parents Training 

DESSA are delighted to announce a new Service Level Agreement with Kerry ETB to deliver the Empowering Parents Programme in Kerry starting in the autumn.  The aim of the programme is to support parents to in acquiring skills and knowledge to effectively advocate on behalf of their children. DESSA will deliver the programme in Listowel, Dingle and Castlemaine/Tralee.

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