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Employees with Disabilities: An employer’s guide to implementing inclusive health and safety practices for employees with disabilities

Description
This guide from the Health & Safety Authority in Ireland addresses aspects of work-related safety, occupational health and facilities management and welfare as they pertain to workplace health and safety for employees with disabilities.Workplace health and safety covers all stages of employment including the initial selection and induction processes.The guide also highlights some current health and safety and employment legislation. This publication is intended to be a useful resource for owners, managers and employees.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety:A Guide for Parents

Description
This guide outlines some suggestions to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do. It is part of a series of guides published by Cerebra in the UK that aim to give parents of children with disabilities and/or special educational needs information on how to get the help and support they need. This series of guides can be found on the Cerebra website: http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Working with young people with a learning disability

Description
This chapter on how best to work with young people with SEN/D in a youth group setting was developed by Helen McVitty-O’Hara & Colette Slevin (Mencap) and Anne Walsh (NYCI) for ‘Access All Areas – a Diversity Toolkit for the Youth Work Sector’. It explains the needs and issues that young people with a learning disability may face and offers practical advice to help you to work with them. It concludes by directing you to the people and resources that can support anyone in inclusive youth work.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British workplaces

Description
There are few quantitative studies that show the workplace is experienced in a different way
by employees with disabilities. This article by Ralph Fevre, Amanda Robinson, Duncan Lewis, and Trevor Jones of Cardiff University fills this gap using data from the British Workplace Behaviour Survey, which found that employees with disabilities and long-term illnesses were more likely to suffer ill-treatment in the workplace and experienced a broader range of ill-treatment. Different types of disability were associated with different types of ill-treatment. The survey also showed who employees with disabilities blamed for their ill-treatment and why they believed the ill-treatment had occurred.
Category
Article
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Bullying Experiences of Disabled Children and Young People

Description
This video briefly highlights the difficulties experienced by young disabled people in school in England. It is based on research conducted by Stella Chatzitheochari (University of Warwick) in collaboration with Sam Parsons (University College London) and Lucinda Platt (London School of Economics and Political Science) suggests that children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be bullied at school compared to those students with no known disabilities.
Category
Images
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO4

Understanding Cyberbullying - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Description
This book provides an understanding of cyberbullying and the many forms it takes. It explores the characteristics of cyberbullying, its prevalence, the serious effects it has, as well as the coping strategies of children and teenagers who are subjected to or witness cyberbullying. It also provides a critical understanding of the law as it can be applied to cyberbullying. Crucial and practical steps are provided so that schools, teachers, parents and children of all ages can better prevent and respond effectively to cyberbullying.
Category
Book
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Understanding School Bullying - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Description
This book is unique in its recommendations for best practice, which draw not only on research, but also on the author’s many years of professional experience of working with children, parents and teachers. It is designed for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of bullying in a clear and concise manner, and promotes a whole school community approach to bullying, which has recently been proven to be the most effective method in decreasing school bullying.
Category
Book
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Outcomes of anti-bullying intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities

Description
In this research paper, authors, Linda McGrath, Robert S.P. Jones, Richard P. Hastings discuss the impact of a 10 week intervention
program they designed and evaluated to reduce the perpetration of and exposure to bullying behavior in adults with an intellectual disability.
Category
Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Dealing with Bullying in Schools A Training Manual for Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals

Description
This training manual by Minton & O'Moore, is a clearly written and well designed resource towards setting up a whole school inclusive approach towards preventing and dealing with bullying. It is likely to be of value to anyone wishing to develop active anti-bullying policies in schools and is designed for use as a staff development tool over a period of time, but is also focused on the needs of parents, children and young people themselves. It providers some excellent guidance on writing an anti-bullying policy, a useful overview of practical strategies to prevent and counter bullying, helpful advice for parents of children who are being bullied, or children who are involved in bullying others.
Category
Book
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1