The National Parents and Siblings Alliance (‘The NPSA’) was founded in 1998 out of recognition that there was a need for a unifying voice for the parents and siblings of the 25,000 people with an intellectual disability and autism living in Ireland. The NPSA is a national support and advocacy organisation that works in cooperation with other disability organisations throughout the country. Since its establishment the NPSA has assisted parents of people with intellectual disability and autism by providing information, support and advocacy It has also been at the forefront in advocating for the right to equal opportunities for people with an intellectual disability and autism. It sought to establish a consensus for a charter of rights for people with disability based on the essential elements felt necessary to reflect its vision for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. The NPSA is a non-profit organisation wholly dependant on the voluntary support of its members, indirect State funding (National Lottery Fund) and corporate and individual donors.
President of National Parents and Siblings Alliance