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Disability forum

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Martin Ferris (SF, Kerry N) that  at his request the National Disability Authority had held the first National Disability Forum this June (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd October 2012, w/a 211).  The event, he said, was ‘primarily about listening to the views of individual people with disabilities, their families and carers in relation to the key policy areas and service developments that impact their lives’ and he hoped it would be held annually.  He told the Dail that he had just finished finalizing the value for money and policy review of disability services and he had established and was personally chairing a new National Disability Strategy Implementation Group.