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The Programme in Contemporary Living

The Programme in Contemporary Living is a dedicated third level academic initiative for adults with intellectual disabilities which MIC has developed in conjunction with the National Institute for Intellectual Disability at TCD.  The central aim of this innovative programme is to promote active citizenship and increased employability for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It does so by providing a programme which will enable them to develop skills for modern society in an environment which is dedicated to supporting their individual needs. 

Aims and objectives

  • To promote lifelong learning for individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • To promote inclusion in the third level environment
  • To develop skills for modern society
  • To develop social skills through peer interaction
  • To fulfill personal educational interests
  • To enhance individual employability
  • To develop full citizenship and self determination
  • To broaden horizons for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Core values

  • A belief in the capacity of individuals with intellectual disabilities to self-actualise
  • A respect for the contributions of individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • A belief in equality of opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Programme Structure

Year 1

Year 2

Social Studies

Money and Budgeting Skills

Creative Arts Appreciation

Work placement

Career Development

Information and Communication Technology

Special Project Module

Art and Design

For further information about the programme please contact :

Órla Slattery
Inclusion Co-ordinator
Department of Learning, Society and Religious Education
Mary Immaculate College
South Circular Road
limerick

Phone : 353 61 774757
Email: orla.slattery@mic.ul.ie

‘Rethinking Education and Celebrating Ability’

Class Representative , Michael O’Doherty making a presentation to the  President of Mary Immaculate College, Prof. Hayes at the award ceremony in May 2012  to mark the completion of the academic year

The Programme in Contemporary Living Award Ceremony May 2012

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Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel: +35361 204300