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ÁT Annual Reports

ÁT Newsletters

An Introduction to ÁT | Information Leaflet

Direct Payments | A Glossary

Exploring Direct Payments and Government Policy

Philosophy of Independent Living

 

ÁT Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

 

ÁT Newsletters

Issue One: April 2015

Issue Two: September 2015

Issue Three: Budget 2016 Special

 

An Introduction to ÁT | Information Leaflet (Tri-fold version)

This information leaflet provides an overview of ÁT, outlining our model of Direct Payments, our role and the opportunities we have created.

To view this leaflet, please click the following link: ÁT Information Leaflet (Tri-fold Version)

 

Direct Payments | A Glossary

There are many terms used to describe the concepts and practices behind the different supports in Independent Living for people with disabilities.  Here, we have outlined some of the key terms you will come across in exploring our Direct Payments model.

To view this document, please click the following link: Direct Payments Glossary

 

Exploring Direct Payments and Government Policy

Government has committed to promoting community inclusion for people with disabilities and establishing individualised funding models which support this.  This document outlines the numerous ways in which our model of Direct Payments achieves Government’s vision of inclusive, progressive disability policy.  

To view this document, please click the following link: Exploring Direct Payments and Government Policy

 

Philosophy of Independent Living

Everything we do at ÁT is underpinned by the philosophy of Independent Living.  Independent Living means that you, as a person with a disability, enjoy the same freedom, dignity and choice as everyone else, and that you are empowered to take charge of your own life, making the decisions which affect you for yourself.  This extends to all aspects of your life: at home, at work, and in the community.

We have created a range of documents exploring Independent Living, covering the following topics:

To view, please click the links above!

We also highly recommend that you watch or listen to the experiences and insights of two of the most influential figures of the Independent Living movement, Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann.  This seminal interview, given during a three-day conference on Independent Living in Sweden in 1984, remains eloquent, powerful and absolutely relevant today: just click here to watch the video.

 

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