Callan Institute promotes positive practices in the area of intellectual disability and behaviours that challenge. It was established in 1994 as a consultation and training service to advocate and support the use of effective, non-aversive methods, namely the Multi-Element Model, for working with individuals who have behaviours that challenge as they achieve valued lifestyles in the community.
Callan Institute also encompasses RUA: Raising Understanding and Awareness about Oneself, Friendships, Relationships and Sexuality. RUA was established in 2003 and aims to support staff and carers to enable people with intellectual disability understand sexuality and develop friendships and relationships in their lives. www.ruasjog.ie