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Our Mission

*Be Wise about Ability*

At AbilityWise our mission is to influence positive attitudes towards those with disabilities through stimulating, Universally Designed Programs.

We encourage attendees to question misconceptions and evaluate their own practices of inclusion to promote an equitable society that flourishes with diversity

*Deirdre O' Grady*

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Business Training

Corporate Disability Awareness Training not only improves customer service for those with disabilities, it also creates a more diverse and inclusive environment to support all staff. Up to 90% government funding is available for businesses in the private sector.

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School Courses

Disability Awareness Training creates an inclusive school environment that encourages acceptance of diversity and reduces instances of bullying.

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Disability Sensitivity Reading

Working with authors, journalists and screen writers, Disability Sensitivity Reading ensures the accurate portrayal and representation of disabilities within literature.

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Adult education Evening courses

Disability Awareness Training is available over four, six or eight week durations for adult education centers.

The importance of Disability awareness training

The Central Statistics Office report that 22% of the Irish population have a disability. It is therefore reasonable to assume that most people will have regular interactions with those who have a disability. Disability Awareness Training has become an essential tool in cultivating an inclusive and accepting environment which is compliant with legislation and provides valuable insight into how to develop your disability inclusive strategy for colleagues, customers, and peers.

By identifying misconceptions and promoting a respectful and inclusive environment, employees attending our courses will gain necessary skills and confidence when interacting with colleagues and customers who have a disability. Promoting equality through Disability Awareness Training, eliminates discrimination and creates an open and welcoming environment.

All AbilityWise Courses are delivered by highly qualified, professional trainers with first-hand experience of having a disability. This allows participants the opportunity to avail of candid discussions and to learn about first-hand experiences of living with a disability.

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