Brendan Kennelly Poem ‘Begin’

“Begin” Begin again to the summoning birds to the sight of the light at the window, begin to the roar of morning traffic all along Pembroke Road. Every beginning is a promise born in light and dying in dark determination and exaltation of springtime flowering the way to work. Begin to the pageant of queuing…

What does Person Centered mean?

A Conversation with Jack Pearpoint & Lynda Kahn Watch the interview here “Person Centered” is a phrase used by organisations and individuals, relating to care, planning, education…but its often misused. What does person centered actually mean? I chatted to Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn, both renowned worldwide for their work in the field of inclusion…

Research and Evidence from GENIO

Research Report: Supporting people to live self-directed lives in the community: Learning from 54 Irish projects Founded in 2008, Genio works to achieve a vision where all people are valued and supported as equal members of society. Genio’s current programmes in Ireland are reaching whole populations of need in disability, mental health and homelessness in Ireland, in…

5 Valued Experiences and the 5 Accomplishments

Living Room Conversations…ideas that influence Person Centered Work John O’Brien and Connie Lyle-O’Brien have spent a lifetime moving our thinking about how people with developmental disabilities can be supported, shifting from institution and program centered life, to the person centered life of citizens contributing to the communities where people live. This video explores a framework…