Are you a student who has dyslexia, a disability or a mental health issue? Then you are not alone, there are over 15,000 students with disabilities in higher education in Ireland! They are studying everything from Arts, to Health Sciences to Engineering. We here at AHEAD have put together this article to help you get ready to start your college career, you can also keep in touch with opportunities for free upskilling workshops with our GetAHEAD programme by registering here.Click here to read original article …
Better Options is a college fair for students with disabilities. Attendees can talk to experts in a range of areas including disability support, guidance, assistivetechnology as well as college staff who can give an overview of the courses available by the colleges represented. There will be a number of talks on including how to apply for DARE, how to prepare for college and what to do if you don’t know what course to do.
The event is free with no registration required, just pop down on Monday 18th November to Marino Institute of Education, Clontarf, Dublin from 10-13.30.
For more information please visit https://ahead.ie/betteroptions
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has published information pamphlets on the main post-school education and training options for people with disabilities.
The pamphlets cover:
• Further Education and Training
• Higher Education
• Rehabilitative Training and Adult Day Services.
People with a disability may have a difficulty getting clear information and advice on the post-school options and pathways that are available and appropriate for them. The aim of the leaflets is to give parents and students and other adults an overview of the range of post-school options and supports available and how to get the relevant details and guidance to inform individual choice.
The pamphlets are now published on our website www.ncse.ie .