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Title: Power of Disability

When: January 21st and 22nd 

Who: Students and Student Union Officers - FET and Higher Education

Where: Zoom

 Power of Disability Programme

Day 1 – January 21st

4:00-4:10      Welcome and Introduction

4:10-4:20      SU Web Resource Brainstorm - AHEAD

4:20-5.00      Disability and Postgraduate Research– Dr. Vivian Rath & Dr. Patricia Mc Carthy  

5.00-5:10       Break 

5:10-5:40     Universal Design for Learning - Lorraine Gallagher (AHEAD) & Marie Lyons (USI) 

5:40-6:00     Disclosing Your Disability – Hannah Kelly (AHEAD) 

Day 2 – January 22nd 

3:00-3:30      Disability Activism  - Niamh TCD, Vicky Matthews

3:30-4:00      Setting up a Disability Related Society

4:00-4:10     Address - Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher                                      Education, Research, Innovation and Science 

4:10-4:20     Introduction to AHEAD/USI Students with Disabilities Advisory Group 

4:20-4:30     Break 

4:30-5:10     Student panel Discussion 

5:10-5:30     Breakout Room Feedback Session 

AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2021, kindly sponsored by the  Higher Education Authority.

This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students' Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities.

Day 1 of the conference will focus on education. This day will have sessions sharing research in the area of disability, workshops on disclosing a disability and looking at Universal Design for Learning. 

On Day 2 of the event focuses on empowerment and constructive advocacy. We are delighted to welcome Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to address the conference as part of this schedule. 

Registration is free to attend, but registration is limited so you must book a spot in advance. 

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