Presentations from Better Options event are now available for download:
- Getting the most from your disability service, Aisling Fitzgerald
- The path to independent learning, Simon Ahern (NUI MAynooth)
- How to apply for the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) Scheme - Alison Doyle (Trinity College)
Dare Presentation Podcast:
Better Options was on in Dublin City University, 10:30 am - 2 pm on Wednesday November 28th, 2012
Better Options was also be held on: Thursday 22nd November 2012 10:00am - 2:00pm Thomond Park, Cratloe Road, Limerick.
A unique one-day event for students with a disability or specific learning difficulty considering their college options in Ireland.
This event is key in learning about DARE – Disability Access Route to Education; how to apply for DARE through the CAO and checking out what universities, institutes of technology, and the further education sector have to offer. There will also be information from others including the Higher Education Authority on student finance, FETAC and Qualifax. Catherine Walsh, Irish Paralympic Athlete, London 2012 will also speak.
It is the mission of AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability, 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.
Better Options was on in the Helix, 2nd Floor Foyer, Dublin City University, 10:30 am - 2 pm.
This event is FREE (no need to register) and all are welcome, including Students, Guidance Counsellors, Resource Teachers, Learning Support Tutors, SENO's, NEPS & Parents.
If you've any questions you can contact: Lorraine Gallagher: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring +353 1 592 1467.