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Practical Self Advocacy – Wicklow


Every Wednesday for 6 weeks from the 19th of October to the 23rd of November, 10.30am— 3pm.

The Bridge Community Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

In follow up to the delivery of the CPTN Course on Training, Delivery and Evaluation, along side the Training for Trainers to Deliver: Practical Self Advocacy Training Course, we are delighted to invite participants onto this course.  The main goal of the course is to support you to identify the challenges that you may have and ways you can solve them so that you can create your own Good Life (whatever that means to you).

Is Practical Self-Advocacy for me?

Training is suitable for anyone who is interested in improving their ability to speak up for themselves and have their voice heard. It is also useful for people who would like to learn more about themselves, meet new people and improve their confidence.

What can I expect?

Training will be delivered in an active learning style. There will not be exams and you will not be graded. All Participants will be invited to get involved in a range of workshop activities and encouraged to share their perspective on different topics.

Weekly Content:

·        Practical Self-Advocacy

·        Self-Esteem and Assertiveness

·        Communication Styles

·        Rights and Responsibilities

·        Inequality

·        Support and Putting theory into practice


What Can I hope to learn from this course?

·        How to identify opportunities for self-advocacy

·        Skills to communicate more effectively

·        How to be more active in the community

·        How to improve confidence

·        About rights and entitlements

Meet the Trainers

The course will be co -facilitated by Mary de Courcy from Wicklow. Mary is an active member of the local Access Group and the Wicklow branch of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland. Mary has years of experience advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and is looking forward to sharing that experience with others locally. Laura English is the DFI Community Development Worker for Wicklow and South Dublin.


The Bridge Community Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

For further information contact:

Laura English on 086 8206736 or




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