AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Better Options - College Fair for Students with Disabilities & Specific Learning Difficulties

A one-day event for students with a disability or specific learning difficulty considering their college options in Ireland in 2010. The event is hosted by University College Dublin Disability Services in association with AHEAD & DAWN (Disability Advisors Working Network).

  • Thursday 10th December 2009.
  • University College Dublin, Student Centre - Astra Hall.
  • 11 a.m - 3 p.m.

Download a map of UCD

The Astra Hall is in building number 17 on page 2 of the pdf map. This building is very near the Clonskeagh Gate.

Unmissable for any students considering third level

There will be information about Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) and how to complete the CAO Supplementary Forms as part of the (online) DARE process. Check out the kinds of supports and services Universities and Institutes of Technology have to offer and find out about college life from students and graduates with disabilities. In 2007 there were 3,600 students with disabilities in higher education across the country, and furthermore in June 2008, 12% of the student population undertaking the state examinations availed of accommodations. Students with disabilities are no different to their peers in their dreams and career aspirations therefore it is extremely important that they, and their teachers, parents and guidance counsellors are informed about the opportunities and facilities the colleges have to offer them. Thus they know what to expect as they progress to higher education and professional careers.It is the mission of AHEAD, is not just to increase the numbers of students with disabilities in third level education but to ensure that students with disabilities have the same opportunities as their peers in aspiring to a course of their choice. Where students make informed decisions about college courses there is a lesser chance of drop-out and greater chance of successful progression into the workplace.All welcome, including Students, Guidance Counsellors, Resource Teachers, Learning Support Tutors, SENO's, NEPS & Parents.

For further information please contact

Lorraine Gallagher, Information Officer AHEAD
Ph: +353 1 592 1467
Email: Lorraine Gallagher

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