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

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AHEAD welcomes changes to Springboard & JobBridge

AHEAD welcomes the announcement by the Department of Education about the expansion of Springboard eligibility to include people on Disability Allowance. The numbers of students with disabilities succeeding in education is increasing every year and these graduates want the same opportunities as anyone else to up-skill and work in cutting edge industries and to contribute to the Irish Economy. The Department of Social Protection also recently announced changes to their criteria for the National Internship Programme, Jobbridge so that this too is now open to people on Disability Allowance. For further information about these programmes you can go to www.springboardcourses.ie and http://jobbridge.ie/