“We, as people with disabilities, are shouldering our responsibility to ensure that disabled people are “included” as full citizens in Ireland. It is now time that everyone else joins this process, so that we can all live and participate together as equal members of society”.
This Report is an equality strategy which will, if implemented, set about removing the barriers which stand in the way of people with disabilities who want to live full and fulfilled lives. It will also benefit greatly the parents and carers of people with disabilities. The Commission’s strategy involves legislative solutions, proposals for new policy initiatives and new structures for delivery of equality services within a framework of rights, not charity. The Commission has developed a model of service which places the user of those services at the centre of the process of service delivery, from the planning stage right through to implementation.