This website is for a PhD research project based at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), in the University of Galway. The project’s full title is ‘It’s My Life! Decision-making for young people with disabilities in Ireland and Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.’ Clíona de Bhailís is the researcher on this project.


It is important that young people with disabilities who are interested in the research can be involved or simply have easy ways to contact us to find out more. Please let us know what would help you to take part. You can contact the project by phone, email, text and information about the project is available in multiple formats – plain language, EasyRead, large text etc. Please also let us know if you need sign language interpretation or other supports.

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