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Give an outline of how you prepared for this assignment i.e. research and reading and sources used.
Provide an overview to introduce the topics in the assessment and setting the context of disability to include:
Describe the functions of a range of organizations which have been established to develop and implement public policy and strategy in relation to disability, to include specific Government Departments and State Agencies e.g.
Examine the key requirements of employers, educational institutions and providers of public services in accommodating persons with disabilities as set down in Irish legislation with reference to the Disability Act, the Epsen Act, and the Employment Act.
(a) Impact of services available to accommodate disabilities
Outline strategies to minimize the difficulties individuals face with specific disabilities; including financial aid, access, information and advice, practical care and physical aids, accessibility and assistive technology.
Identify services available to enable persons with disabilities to access their rights include:
(b) Provide information on grant schemes and support mechanisms that employees with disabilities and employers of persons with disabilities can avail of including; adaptation grants, mobility, participation initiatives and types of employment arrangements and community interventions.
On completion of the assignment reflect on your learning and provide clear recommendations based on research conducted and relevant reports and documents into disability.
Give a detailed reflection on your own views and attitudes toward disability.
What you have learned through research about current legislation and supports?
How this impact your individual practice?