The DAISY project is a pioneering Disability & Awareness Programme which has been created by Irish Wheelchair Association and funded by the RTE Toy Show Appeal. The DAISY Project is a free, curriculum-based Schools Disability Awareness and Outreach Programme which aims to challenge the perceptions and stereotypes of people with disabilities by demonstrating understanding, awareness, and inclusivity. The resources created will inform young primary school learners about the issues facing people with disabilities such as, injustice, accessibility, discrimination, equality using a human rights lens and the lived experiences of disabled people. Linking in with the existing and evolving Primary Curriculum, using videos and lesson plans, the on-line programme intertwines strands within Arts, Drama, and SPHE connecting strand units such as ‘Myself & Others’, Developing Citizenship’ (SPHE), ‘Co-operating and communicating in making drama’ (Drama), ‘Making drawings’ ‘Making constructions’, ‘looking and responding’ (Art). By participating in The DAISY Project, schools will help change the attitudes of young people’s perceptions and stereotypes of people with disabilities. Schools that register with The DAISY Programme will also have the opportunity to schedule a class visit from one of our Disability Awareness Ambassadors.

Speaker: Lindsay Malone

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0003
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland