RESPECT provides support and funding to improve the lives of people with intellectual disability in the care of  Avista (formerly known as the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services). We do this by improving the surroundings and the independence of service users, through capital building projects and ground breaking research initiatives.

You can help

You can support RESPECT in two easy ways – by signing up for our email, and by sharing our message with your friends and colleagues. Every email and share counts to us. Of course you can also attend an event or donate too!

What we do?


Respect’s building projects move from the old model of institutional care to a community setting.


The DOCTRID Research Institute co-ordinates the ASSISTID EU programme, the first and largest of its kind.


We fundraise in various ways in collaboration with families, friends, corporate and retail supporters.


The RESPECT Shop is located in Park Shopping Centre, Prussia Street, Dublin 7 and is open from Monday to Saturday.


  • Thank you for supporting the
    Project Eden Sensory Play Garden
    fundraising campaign.
    Your donation and support enabled us to realise this ambitious project.
    The accessible, multi-purpose play and sensory garden is now in daily …

  • RESPECT and the organising committee would like to thank you for taking part in the RESPECT Golf Classic in the fabulous surroundings of Luttrellstown Golf Club.
    Thanks to the many teams …

  • The RESPECT Team would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported the RESPECT Charity Ball 2020 at Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Killiney.
    The night was a very special and enjoyable occasion, …

  • Mark Cagney was the MC for the 9th RESPECT Christmas Lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel and kept all the guests highly entertained through the afternoon. As always, the style and …

  • Eight TY students from St Dominic’s and St Declan’s visited the RESPECT Shop in Prussia street and worked on dressing two manequinns.
    These students are part of the RESPECT School Enrichment …

  • This unique fashion showcase event took place in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge.
    Guests were treated to an afternoon of fun & fashion with Catriona Hanly showcasing her stunning Autumn / …

  • We wish to thank Conor Mallaghan, and his committee namely Scott Wallace, Rob Kennedy and Fergal Campion for organising a great morning’s fun at Carton House Hotel, as 230 guests …

  • RESPECT and the Organising Committee would like to thank you for taking part in the RESPECT Golf Classic in the fabulous surroundings of the K-Club.
    Thanks to the many teams who …

Upcoming Events


RESPECT Golf Classic 2022

12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club
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RESPECT Christmas Lunch 2022

12:00 am — 3:00 pm
@ Shelbourne Hotel
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