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Auticon specialises in placing people on the autism spectrum in technology …

22 minutes ago Auticon founder Dirk Müller-Remus (right) is a software developer whose son Ricardo was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome Three young men are in a small office in the... Read more

This robotic arm is giving disabled diners the chance to feed themselves ag…

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Whisteblower document on care for intellectually disabled was followed up s…

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Parents call for enquiry into St. John of Gods

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Watch On today of all days Channel 4s amazing Paralympics ad will restore y…

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Group was founded on the idea of hiring staff with disabilities and driving…

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Robert Sinnott claims his ability to cast ballot in secret impaired by curr…

28 minutes ago A woman drops her vote into a ballot box in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg A severely visually impaired man has claimed his right to vote in secret... Read more

Irelands paracanoe hope has no fears of Zika or Rio water

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National Carer 8217 s Strategy neglected by Government as just 1 of 42 obje…

Just one out of the Government’s 42 objectives in their National Carer’s Strategy has been completed since it was launched in 2012 writes Juno McEnroe. The government also made no... Read more

Welcome to the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisations members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our services include: EU Parking Card, Information & Support, Driver Assessment and Instruction, Rehabilitative & Vocational Training, Advocacy Services and Shopmobility.

We have over 4,500 members and employ 26 dedicated people in Ballindine Co. Mayo and Shopmobility units throughout Ireland.

As a member, you will be entitled to my benefits including discounts on many of the motor distributor - Toyota, Ford. Discounts on motor insurance, Irish Ferries, 3 Mobile, hotel bookings and much more. For further information visit member benefits above.

Membership costs just €10 per year or €50 for lifetime membership and is open to people with limited mobility. Follow this link to download an application form.

Our Services

EU Parking Card