Sign up to Run or to Lend a Hand!

Count down is on for the BIG EVENT 10K & 5K Run/Walk Starting & finishing at the Coral Leisure Centre Arklow at 12 Noon 24thMay 2015 Enter online with Precision Timing www.precisiontiming.net We Need A Team of Runners From Each Unit (Relay Event min of 2 people or max 5) Perpetual Trophy for the winners Perpetual Trophy for SHS Staff …

Disability awareness sessions in schools

http://www.brayareapartnership.ie/2015/03/disability-awareness-sessions-in-schools/ Bray Area Partnership are organising free Disability Awareness sessions for students in local schools during March and April.

Job Shadow 2015

Ann Corr tells us all about creating and building on Job Shadow Day success in Kilkennny at the IASE/NIUSE conference.

Here is the Link to Register for the Big Race

http://registration.precisiontiming.net/events/preview?id=202&EventNAme=Arklow_10k_and_5k_Run_2015 Here is the direct link to register for teh Sunbeam 5k 10k in Arklow. Sponsored by D’arcy Sands and Ellis well-drilling. http://registration.precisiontiming.net/events/preview?id=202&EventNAme=Arklow_10k_and_5k_Run_2015

BLUETOOTH BEACONS FOR BLIND PASSENGERS

The Tube in London trialling something new for their blind passengers…… http://www.mobileeurope.co.uk/Press-Wire/bluetooth-beacons-trialled-in-london-underground-for-blind-passengers

Please Donate to Shave or Die – Paul Reynolds

Yes Folks, It’s that time of the year again. Paul Reynolds is up for the challenge as usual! He has been growing his hair and his beard for months now and just can’t wait to get it all shaved and dyed!! I have sponsorship forms here at Reception and all donations will be gratefully received for this very worthy cause! …

Calling All Employers

Calling all employers – get involved in Job shadow Day 2015 – its a fantastic way for a person with a disability to expand their range of skills. Even the Taoiseach is taking part…..and at the Enda the day thats what matters; having all the community take part together. Above, is Aaron discussing Job Shadow Day 2013 in RTE.

Martin receives an award

Martin receiving an award at the NWSPCA (North Wexford Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).  He  volunteers every Wednesday in the Gorey Dogs Home and won an award for his effort there.  The presentation was held on Monday, 2ndMarch 2015 in the Loch Gorman Arms, Gorey at 7.30pm and was supported by Audrey Eckersley. There was a group photo …

Garden Team at the Dogs Trust

The Garden Team in Bray recently took a Trip to Dogs Trust in Finglas.  The service users spent a few weeks collecting old blankets and duvets to be used as bedding for the dogs in the centre. The Dogs Trust really appreciated the donation and all enjoyed the visit to see the dogs.

Arklow 10k and 5k Run is Back

This is your chance to get off the couch after the long and cold Winter and get back in training. Whether you wish to run or walk this race is for you. Tell your friends, tell your families. All are welcome. For those that would like to take part by pushing someone in a wheelchair with the ‘Push Power’ team …

Colleges running fewer courses suitable for students with disabilities, says report

A culture of “low expectations” and a limited supply of appropriate training courses have been identified as key barriers to people with intellectual disabilities entering further education. Our friends over at W.A.L.K. compiled a great report. Once we get our hands on that final report we will post it here too. In the meantime read the full article on the …