Organisations in Ireland



Association for Higher Education and Disability

Umbrella Organisation of 33 member groups including assessment, outreach, advocacy , educational support and research.

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Dyspraxia Association of Ireland – including the promotion of awareness, lobbying, providing supports and fundraising.

Epilepsy Ireland is committed to working for, and to meeting the needs of everyone with epilepsy in Ireland and their families and carers. Previously AKA Brainwave

Arthritis Ireland is a national organisation that provides information and support services for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and related conditions and their families.

Assist Ireland provides information on assistive technologies and general information on grant and entitlements.

Aware is a national organisation that provides support for people with depression and their families.

The Central Remedial Clinic provides individual assessment, testing of

systems and devices, product information and recommendations as well as advice

and training in assistive technology.

DeafHear is a national network of resource centres providing a range of accessible services to deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.

Disability Federation of Ireland is the national support organisation and umbrella body for voluntary disability organisations in Ireland who provide services to people with a range of disabilities and disabling conditions.

Enable Ireland has a dedicated Assistive Technology Training service that produces individual assessments, testing of devices, product information and recommendations for assistive technologies.

Headway provides support and services to people affected by brain injury. They also work to heighten public and political awareness of acquired brain injury and the impact it has on individuals, families and carers.

IASLT is the recognised professional association of Speech Language Therapists in Ireland.

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their families, friends and carers.

Central forum for people with intellectual disabilities

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is the professional representative body in the Republic of Ireland for over 3,000 chartered physiotherapists.

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) works to achieve greater independence, freedom and choice for people living with physical disabilities.

Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and supports persons with a mental health issue, their families and their carers.

Links to A to Z of Mental Health Problems.

Mental Health Ireland - SADS

Promotes improved and prioritised mental health services in Ireland.

MS Ireland is a national organisation that provides a range of services and resources to the whole MS Community; those with MS, family members, employers and Health Professionals.

National Council for the Blind provides practical support and servicesto people who are blind or have visual impairments.

Parkinson’s Association of Ireland provides support and information to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, and health professionals. They also initiate and fund research into Parkinson’s disease, its causes and affects.

Charity that champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage in their communities

The Sign Language Interpretation Service is the national agency for the provision of sign language interpreters.

It works to achieve the ultimate goal of true social inclusion for people with disabilities through providing education, understanding and consensus.

HSE, National Office for Suicide Prevention et al mental health hub.

IWA Job Opportunities


This is not an exhaustive list - please do email us at if you have any suggestions of other organisations that could be included.