About RUA

RUA, within Callan Institute, as part of Saint John of God Community Services clg., was established in November 2003, and aims to support staff and carers to enable people with intellectual disability understand sexuality and develop friendships and relationships in their lives.


RUA advocates that individuals with extra support needs have the same human rights in friendships, relationships, sexual health and personal safety as everyone else. RUA assists professionals and families to be comfortable and skilled in providing Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) and support using the PLISSIT and High 5 Alive© models. 


 Upcoming Training Courses:

One Day Introduction Workshop;
Intellectual Disability Relationship & Sexuality: 

Date: 7th October,  2020-    Time: 9.30am-5.00pm.
Date: 3rd March, 19th May & 6th October, 2021

Practice Certificate in RUA:
Date: 20th January - 26th May, 2021       Time: 9.30am- 5.00pm

For more information about RUA & All Training Courses:

email: or phone: 01 281 4139/ 533 3323