SSDL Change Exchange Learning Events 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 SSDL Change Exchange learning events. These are one-day-only events offered in four different locations and dates around the country. The theme is 'Belonging and Connectedness' and they will be facilitated by Charlotte Knight, Capacity Development & Outreach Manager, Genio along with guest speakers.

These events provide an opportunity to Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) practitioners for networking, sharing of stories and a space to reflect on the successes and challenges of SSDL implementation; as well as some teaching and renewing of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) concepts.

Register now: Choose your date and venue belowCost: €30.00 per person
Places are limited to 30 per event, allocated on a first come, first-served basis.

Aimed at:

  • Experienced Supported Self-Directed Living practitioners who are interested in sharing their experiences of implementation and deepening their learning
  • SSDL graduates (including Endeavour for Excellence and Enabling Excellence participants)
  • Those with significant experience in implementing person-centred discovery and planning processes

Schedule & registration

 Portlaoise - May 
Limerick - July
Mayo - September
Dublin - October
Date24th May 20176th July 201713th September 20174th October 2017
Time10.00am - 4.00pm10.00am - 4.00pm10.00am - 4.00pm10.00am - 4.00pm
VenuePortlaoise Parish Centre, Portlaoise, Co. LaoisUniversity of Limerick,
Co. Limerick - Room ERB001, Engineering Research Building 
The Newman Institute, Ballina, Co. MayoThe Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin


 "This work is more art than science. The solution is as likely to come from your imagination as from your rational mind. It's not a matter of designing programs but of creating visions, not of following protocols but fulfilling dreams. And believing in those dreams: believing that a woman who has been isolated could still have friends, or that a man whose life has been controlled could still escape and be free. Trusting that vision means learning to hope. This work is not about "fixing" people so they fit into society. You need to come at the question from another side: finding the place, or the way that people do fit."

O'Connell, M. 1988. The Gift of Hospitality: Opening the Doors of Community Life to People With Disabilities.