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Better Options 2021 November 27th

Online Fair for Students with Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties

What: Free 1 day online event for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties exploring post-secondary school options in education.

Available to: Adults returning to education or students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options, parents and guidance counsellors in the Republic of Ireland.

When:  Better Options 2021 will take place online via Zoom from 10.30-4pm on Saturday, November 27th with breaks throughout the day.

More information: This event is ideal for adults returning to education or for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options, parents and guidance counsellors. Attendees are able to learn about college support services, making the most of your time in college and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education. There will be information on both Further Education and Training, as well as Higher Education. There will be live Q&As where you can ask questions on DARE, accessing supports in college and any other questions you might have.

There will also be a free one to one Information Service for anyone registered for the event available on the day to be able to ask questions about theirs specific circumstances.

Accessibility: Please note that there will be live captioning provided for the webinar (talks) however there will be no live captions provided for the Information Service, anyone that have any access requirements (for example ISL Interpreter) to take part in the one to one sessions must book in advance (at least 3 days before the event) in order to be fully accommodated.

Programme:

On Saturday November 27th, we will host online talks on;

  • Options and routes to further and higher education
  • Making the most of college life (with a speaker from the Union for students, Ireland)
  • Assistive technology and what it can do for you
  • The DARE scheme
  • What to expect and managing the transition

Registration: Opens end of September

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