Today, Wednesday the 29th of March, we had a workshop on Disability Awareness Training. It was really interesting as the workshop was delivered by a man who had a road accident, as a result he now only has one arm. He talked about disabilities, the large range they take in from bipolar to wheelchair users for example. The lifestyle of people with disabilities, and how they often require PA’s – Personal Assistants. The assistants are designed to how people with disabilities cook food, bathe and get dressed. Anything that they would struggle to do by themselves. He talked also about the language you should use when speaking of someone who has a disability. Words that shouldn’t be used because they are offensive and insensitive. Richard Alcorn, the man who gave the workshop today, is a member of Donegal CIL. Donegal CIL support and empower disabled people to achieve independent living and to actively participate as equal citizens by having choice and control. I really enjoyed today, because it was very interesting. Something I’ve never experienced anything like before.
It’s that time of year again.. yes recruiting for Transition Year 2017/2018 ! Caoimhe Doherty and I had the pleasure of being chose as the recruits for this year. This is a massive responsibility as Caoimhe and I have the job of telling 3rd year students what Transition is like, what the programme offers, and what people can gain from it.
We put together a Flipagram consisting of all the things we’ve done the past 6 months, and to look back was amazing. We used Ed Sheeran’s new single Castle On The Hill from his album Divide !
I’m really privileged to have got the honour of being a recruit this year as public speaking is something I wanted to develop in Transition Year, and now with 3 months to go of it, I think I have achieved just that.