Minister Hanafin Launches TCD National Institute for Intellectual Disability

Posted on: 29 May 2006

The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin TD, officially opened the National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID), in Trinity College on 25 May last. The NIID offers the first full-time university course in Ireland for people with an intellectual disability.

The NIID’s aim is to identify through education and research the central issues affecting the lives of people with an intellectual disability and to ensure their full inclusion both inside and outside the College. The Institute will be developing models of best practice which can be used elsewhere in Ireland and internationally