Written by PraxisAdmin

Reminder: Register now for Praxis Care’s 2018 Conference

“Creative Solutions for People with Intellectual Disability, Autism and Mental Health Difficulties”  

Date: Thursday 15th November

Praxis Care wishes to remind you of this important conference.

It is widely recognised that there is a national shortage of responsive services for people with complex needs, intellectual disability, autism and mental health difficulties. Praxis Care is delighted to bring together practitioners who specialise in personalised focused responses for individuals, advocates and family members.

This conference is an opportunity to hear from speakers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK, including Dr.Fionnuala Kelly, National Clinical Lead, Mental Health Intellectual Disability Programme; Dr. Anthony Kearns, Central Mental Hospital; Dr.Bathika Perera, Haringey Mental Health Trust UK; and Adam Harris, Autism Activist and founder of AsIAm.

Please see below for the full programme.

There is no cost for this conference, so if you haven’t already done so, please register your interest now to avoid disappointment with clodaghconlon@praxiscare.ie,

or telephone 041 6871904.




08.30am – 09.15am Registration & Coffee.
09.15-09.30am   Welcome, Nevin Ringland, CEO Praxis Care

Chair, Jacinta Walsh, Co-Founder Drogheda Abacus School

09.30-09.45am Minister for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath


Developing     Mental Health Services for Adults & Children with Intellectual Disability. Chair, Dr. Christine Kennedy Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, NHS Belfast
09.45-10.10am   Dr. Fionnuala Kelly, National Clinical Lead, HSE Mental Health Intellectual Disability Programme
10.10-10.35am   Dr. Bathhika Perera, Consultant in Intellectual                              Disability, Haringey LD Partnership London, UK
10.35-11.00am   Dr. Anthony Kearns, Clinical Lead Forensic Health Services & Intellectual Disability,       Central Mental Health Hospital.  
11.00-11.15am   Discussion
11.15-11.45am   Tea /Coffee
Developing Mental Health Services for Adults & Children with Intellectual Disability – Experience & Practice. Chair, Deirdre Carroll, Independent Disability Policy Analyst
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