TCAID: In Conversation with the Provost - Promoting Abilities and Inclusion on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) was delighted to welcome our Provost to have coffee and conversation on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls on the 3rd of December each year, with the aim of promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities. For 2022, the overarching theme was around innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development. On the day, two our important colleagues, Ms Mei Lin Yap and Ms Christina Corr, met with the Provost to talk of their experience of working in Trinity College Dublin, their respective roles and career development in TCAID and the impact it has on their lives.
Following the event Mei Lin said: “ I had an amazing day on Saturday 3rd of December, I met with Professor Linda Doyle, Provost of TCD to mark and celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022. As a young woman with Down Syndrome I shared some stories of my journey to employment, and inclusion in society”.
Christina Corr said: “ I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Provost and meeting up with my TCD colleagues. It was great to share my experience working as a research assistant within the IDS Tilda team.”
Quote from Professor Mary McCarron: "Today on International Day of Persons with Disabilities we are talking about transformative inclusion, unlocking opportunities and opening new avenues of career development for people with intellectual disability. Mei Lin and Christina’s stories are exemplar of how innovative solutions for employment can create meaningful opportunities for individuals with far reaching impact not only on their roles in the workplace but also build their social network and independence. Inclusive employment in TCAID is about focusing on the abilities, empowering colleagues with ID to take advantage of opportunities, become their own agents of change and embrace their immense strengths and contribution they bring to Trinity College Dublin and broader society as a whole”