Our Vision

5 staff and 4 service users from the Anne Sullivan centre pose in front of the River Liffey in Dublin docklands after completing the Dublin docklands run. They are wearing matching white t-shirts. 2 of the service users are using a wheelchair.

We want to see a society where all people are given an equal opportunity to participate fully and equally in society in line with the commitments set down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities alongside the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our Mission

We continue Anne Sullivan’s legacy by empowering people who are deafblind to pursue meaningful, active and fulfilling lives. We do this by providing care, advocacy and support services in partnership with people who are deafblind, their families, statutory and non-statutory organisations and local communities.

Our Goals

We want to see a society where

  • The rights and needs of people who are deafblind are enshrined in Irish policy, legislation, planning and service development
  • The condition of deafblindness is recognised and better understood by society
  • Research is published and collated on the impact and prevalence of deafblindness
  • Our services are compliant with national regulations and standards and benchmarked against international best practice
  • People who are deafblind are supported through innovation in augmentative and alternative communication systems and tools
  • Staff are nurtured to achieve excellence, empowered to develop and excel and recognised for their skills and knowledge
  • A national service provider growing our network of supports and services and recognized as a centre of Excellence.

Our Values

  • We are a person centred organisation that strives for equality, fairness and respect for all
  • We provide quality services that are inclusive; focussed on empowerment, communication and advocacy
  • We are accountable to each other, our service users and our funders; we use our resources in a way that is effective and efficient
  • We work as part of a team; always challenging ourselves to do better and measure our performance.
  • We are guided by the principles and commitments inherent in the UNCRPD