Publication Date

September 2004


[Excerpt] Recent information from the Census 2002 and a national survey conducted by the Teagasc National Farm Survey, indicates that disability affects a significant number of farm household members. Government through current and proposed legislation is in the process of developing both policy and practice to ensure that people with disability enjoy equality and full participation in society. Teagasc in the delivery of its services wishes to ensure that persons with disability are accommodated to the fullest possible extent. Teagasc plan to continue to investigate what services and supports are required by farm families related to disability. This booklet aims to inform the farming community about disability issues and to indicate how Teagasc services could be of assistance to farm households with a disabled member.