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


AHEAD Summer School for Health Professionals Working with Students with Disabilities

Where: Student Centre,University College Dublin

When: Aug 27th – 29th 2013


Includes: 3 day summer school, tea/coffee & lunch/refreshments throughout and 2 dinner/networking/entertainment evenings

Accommodation: campus accommodation is available at €55 per night including free wifi and continental breakfast – Book Here - If you encounter problems, please use firefox browser.

Perks: Use of college sports/leisure facilities for €20 extra per day including Olympic swimming pool, gym and solarium

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AHEAD in collaboration with University College Dublin Nursing School are organising a Summer School running from 27th – 29th August 2013 for Professionals working in the Health Sciences sector who have responsibility for including students with disabilities in the Health Professions, including clinical placements.

The Summer School aims to open a dialogue about the inclusion of a diverse range of students in Health Sciences, especially students with disability.

The focus of professional health education programs (including nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) is to prepare graduates who are able to provide safe, competent care consistent with entry-level competencies and registration requirements. As the number of students registered with a disability continues to increase on these programmes, there is a growing challenge to understand what needs to change while addressing more difficult issues like the attitudes and biases that may continue to fuel stigma against students with disabilities. Generally, if a student has a documented disability, accommodations are mandated by law. The nature of some students’ accommodations prompts concern about their ability to meet program expectations and registration criteria.

This summer school will explore such issues, and review good practice both international and national, shining a spotlight on the continually developing methods of teaching staff working with undergraduate students with disabilities and should result in a clearer understanding about challenges facing professionals (both in the lecture hall and the clinical setting) as they seek to maintain standards while including students with disabilities.

It will be a unique occasion for a small group of professionals in healthcare disciplines to share learning, network and forge alliances for the future. The events will take place over 3 days and there is one thing certain – the summer school will give great opportunities to learn, network and have some fun!

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Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

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