We provide training, information and expertise to individuals, families, service providers and others who have a role to play in supporting people who are disadvantaged to live full lives in their communities. Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) is central to our capacity building programme. SSDL occurs when an individual, with the right support, is able to choose, pursue and achieve a “good life”, to a similar extent to other people in society. 

Formal training - Genio has developed a range of training courses in Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) approaches. In 2017, the SSDL Practitioner Training achieved accreditation at QQI level 6 (40 credits) through Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Our first group of 24 accredited SSDL students graduated in April 2018.

Learning days - An important element of facilitating collaborative learning and practice development is the learning days during which representatives from initiatives supported through Genio come together to share learning, engage in examining practice and make connections.

Learning communities - In order to capture and share the results of ongoing practice and learning in the areas we work in, we facilitate some peer-to-peer communities through which emerging learning can be identified and applied.

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19-21 Westland Square
Pearse St., Dublin 2, D02 YH27, Ireland
Phone +353 1 707 1700
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