The HSE website outlines disability services for children and young people. It includes information on who to contact in your areas, what service the Children’s Disability Network Teams provide and explains the ongoing development of the national Progressing Disabilities Programme.
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA)
IWA works with, and on behalf of, people with physical disabilities to drive positive change in Ireland through the influencing of public policy, the provision of quality services and enabling accessibility to all aspects of society. Some of the services include Disabled Persons Parking Permit, housing information, assisted living programme and Holiday information
The National Disability Authority
The NDA, as the independent statutory body provides information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. They have a role to assist the Minister for Justice and Equality in the co-ordination of disability policy.
The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)
The DFI represents the interests and the expectations of people with disabilities to be fully included in Irish society. It comprises of voluntary organisations that represent and support people with disabilities and disabling conditions.
Children in Hospital Ireland (CHI)
The CHI is a national organisation committed to promoting and ensuring the welfare of all children in hospital and their families. For over 45 years, the organisation has been directly working with sick children to bring them fun and support. CHI uses its expertise to deliver unique daily and weekly play sessions that support children, parents and staff in 13 hospital wards and playrooms nationwide. They also offer information and support to parents and professionals.