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. 


For more information about RUA :

email: or phone: 01 281 4139/ 533 3322