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No Limits

No Limits

St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co. Dublin

2017

The Idea

The No Limits has team has produced two original storybooks that promote an important message; people with disabilities have abilities and talents and should not be treated differently. This is a meaningful issue for the team as some of their family members have experienced discrimination.

The Action

The innovators wrote and produced two inspirational children’s books; one involving a superhero in a wheelchair and another about a mermaid with epilepsy.

Working with fellow student and illustrator Kelly McCarvill, the team added colourful imagery to the stories. They worked closely with a local printer and Councillor Vicki Casserly to promote the books. The students sought guidance from organisations including Barretstown, Enable Ireland, Blossom Ireland, The Irish Wheelchair Association, Epilepsy Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland.

The Impact

With support from the YSI Den, the team is developing a third book. They have already received orders from South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and Dublin City University Sport. They have also been asked to participate in SDCC’s Social Inclusion Week, as well as National Accessibility Week.

The team are not only bringing joy to young people, they are educating all of us with their beautifully produced books.

"We want to show children with disabilities or special needs that nobody, including themselves, should ever put limits on their abilities and talents."
Team Member
PARTNERS
Department of Rural and Community Development
HSE
Healthy Ireland
WorldWise Global Schools
Department of Education and Skills
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Tomar Trust
Department of Social Protection
Abbvie
Vodafone Foundation
The Dormant Accounts Fund