Irish National Disability Organisations

Based in the West of Ireland, Ability West provide a range of personal high quality, community based services to persons with learning disabilities and their families. Services are provided for children, teenagers and adults. 

CASA - Caring and Sharing Association
CASA is a voluntary organisation of people with disabilities and voluntary members.  CASA's aim is to develop friendships between members through regular events.  These include regular social events, holidays, respite breaks, and pilgrimages to Lourdes.
 
The Brothers of Charity Services serve people with an intellectual disability and their families throughout the world. This website is dedicated to the services in Ireland.  
 
Disability Federation of Ireland is the national support organisation and advocate for voluntary organisations in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities.
Down Syndrome Ireland's goal is to help people with Down syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way through its 23-branch network nationwide.
 
Enable Ireland's mission is to enable those who use its services to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities.
The Forum is Ireland's only organisation wholly controlled by disabled people themselves. The Forum is a Rights-Based organisation promoting IDENTITY, RIGHTS and CHOICE amongst disabled people.
Inclusion Ireland (formerly namhi) is a national voluntary umbrella organisation working to promote the rights of people with intellectual disability in Ireland to ensure their full and equal participation in society.
 
Representing the needs and concerns of people with disabilities in Ireland.
 
Irish Society for Autism
The Society aims to promote the interests of people with autism, raise practical awareness, lobby for improved services for children and adults with autism, and provide support and guidance to people with autism and their families.
The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is the national organisation of people with limited mobility. With over 20,000 members and service users, the role of IWA is to advocate for change, locally and nationally, by representing the issues and concerns of adults and children with limited mobility; to research, develop and pilot new concepts of service delivery and to deliver services in partnership with state agencies.
 
The National Disability Authority, on behalf of the State, promotes and helps secure the rights of people with disabilities. The NDA's responsibilities include policy development, research and advice on standards.
 
National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
The organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability. 

The website will provide you with key information on the range of activities taking place in intellectual disability services in Ireland and the role played by the National Federation. 

The National Parents and Siblings Alliance campaigns for the rights of people with intellectual disability and autism.

Not for Profit Business Association

The Not for Profit Business Association Limited was formed in 1998. The association consists of the 9 leading organisations supplying services, principally to people with physical and sensory disabilities.  The association was formed to represent the business interests of its members as service providers.

 
A national voluntary organisation which provides the opportunity of recreational and therapeutic riding and carriage driving to any person, mentally or physically disabled who meet their medical criteria, and who might benefit in their general health and happiness.
 
Special Olympics Ireland aims to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sport for children and adults with a learning disability.