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1 School Presentation for entry autumn 2015

2 Would YOU like to go to college? Where would YOU like to go?

3 How do I get there? How do I apply?

4 Have you heard of DARE?

5 The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme which offers college places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities. DARE has been set up as clear evidence shows that disability can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.

6 Universities Dublin City University (incorporating Mater Dei Institute of Education & St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) Maynooth University NUI Galway University College Cork University College, Dublin University of Limerick Trinity College, Dublin Other Colleges RCSI Pontifical University, Maynooth National College of Ireland Colleges of Education Marino Institute of Education Mary Immaculate College St. Angela’s College, Sligo Church of Ireland, College of Education Institutes of Technology DIT Cork IT IT, Sligo Athlone IT

7 There is something for YOU in college.

8 Arts… Science… Business…. Engineering… Health Sciences…. Education…. Medicine… IT…..

9 Clubs & Societies… Athletics….. Gaelic Football…. Mountaineering Drama….Film.. Dance… Volunteer Make a difference.

10 Meet new friends.

11 Applicants whose disability had a significant impact on educational performance in school. Applicants who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of disability. Applicants under 23 years as at 1st January Applicants whose disability had a significant impact on educational performance in school. Applicants who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of disability. Applicants under 23 years as at 1st January 2015.

12 Reduced Points. An example If the Leaving Certificate points for a course is 360 points, an eligible DARE applicant could be offered a place with a lower points score e.g. 350 points. Applicants need to meet entry and programme requirements to be considered for a DARE reduced points offer. The amount of points a particular course is reduced by is dependent on: o The overall number of places on the course o The number of reserved DARE places on the course o The number of DARE eligible applicants competing for these reserved places. The reduction in points for DARE places can vary every year. Reduced Points. An example If the Leaving Certificate points for a course is 360 points, an eligible DARE applicant could be offered a place with a lower points score e.g. 350 points. Applicants need to meet entry and programme requirements to be considered for a DARE reduced points offer. The amount of points a particular course is reduced by is dependent on: o The overall number of places on the course o The number of reserved DARE places on the course o The number of DARE eligible applicants competing for these reserved places. The reduction in points for DARE places can vary every year.

13 Orientation Programmes Learning Support Assistive Technology Library Support Exam Accommodations Educational Support Worker Academic Tuition Orientation Programmes Learning Support Assistive Technology Library Support Exam Accommodations Educational Support Worker Academic Tuition You don’t have to be eligible for DARE to get support in college. A needs assessment is conducted to identify your specific support requirements. You don’t have to be eligible for DARE to get support in college. A needs assessment is conducted to identify your specific support requirements. College supports may include:

14 – Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) – ADD / ADHD – Blind / Vision Impaired – Deaf / Hard of Hearing – DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia – Mental Health Conditions – Neurological Conditions (Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Speech & Language Disabilities) – Significant Ongoing Illness – Physical Disability – Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia & Dyscalculia) – Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) – ADD / ADHD – Blind / Vision Impaired – Deaf / Hard of Hearing – DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia – Mental Health Conditions – Neurological Conditions (Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Speech & Language Disabilities) – Significant Ongoing Illness – Physical Disability – Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia & Dyscalculia)

15 Talk to your parent / guardian.

16 1.Apply to CAO at by 1 February Review your DARE Application Guide & Workbook with parents or guardians. 3.Complete Section A of the Supplementary Info Form and apply to DARE by 1 March Submit academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO by 1 April Apply to CAO at by 1 February Review your DARE Application Guide & Workbook with parents or guardians. 3.Complete Section A of the Supplementary Info Form and apply to DARE by 1 March Submit academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO by 1 April 2015.

17 Section A Completed by you by 1st March Answer Yes to Q1 to apply to DARE. Section B Completed by the school. Send to CAO by 1 April Section C Completed by the appropriate professional. Send to CAO by 1 April Section A Completed by you by 1st March Answer Yes to Q1 to apply to DARE. Section B Completed by the school. Send to CAO by 1 April Section C Completed by the appropriate professional. Send to CAO by 1 April 2015.

18 1.Section A asks for information on your disability and the supports received in second level. 2.Complete a Personal Statement outlining the academic impact of your disability. 3.Complete online by 1 March Section A asks for information on your disability and the supports received in second level. 2.Complete a Personal Statement outlining the academic impact of your disability. 3.Complete online by 1 March 2015.

19 Provides information on your educational experience and helps to determine supports in 3rd level. 1.Download form. 1.Ask your school teacher or guidance counsellor or visiting teacher or school principal or deputy school principal to complete the form. 2.The form MUST BE stamped by school. 3.Return to the CAO by 1 April Provides information on your educational experience and helps to determine supports in 3rd level. 1.Download form. 1.Ask your school teacher or guidance counsellor or visiting teacher or school principal or deputy school principal to complete the form. 2.The form MUST BE stamped by school. 3.Return to the CAO by 1 April 2015.

20 Provides verification of your disability and helps to determine 3rd level supports. You can provide an existing report Or Complete Section C Evidence of Disability. Get form completed, signed and stamped by the appropriate professional or accompanied by their business card or headed paper. Provides verification of your disability and helps to determine 3rd level supports. You can provide an existing report Or Complete Section C Evidence of Disability. Get form completed, signed and stamped by the appropriate professional or accompanied by their business card or headed paper.

21 If you submit an Existing Report make sure it is: Completed and signed by the appropriate professional AND Contains the stamp of the appropriate professional or is on headed paper or is accompanied by a business card AND Contains the same detail as requested on the Evidence of Disability Form 2015 AND Has been completed within the appropriate time limit. If you submit an Existing Report make sure it is: Completed and signed by the appropriate professional AND Contains the stamp of the appropriate professional or is on headed paper or is accompanied by a business card AND Contains the same detail as requested on the Evidence of Disability Form 2015 AND Has been completed within the appropriate time limit.

22 For example, applicants with: ADD / ADHD Mental Health Conditions Significant Ongoing Illness Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) DCD - Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia. must provide a report that is less than 3 years old i.e. dated after 1 February For example, applicants with: ADD / ADHD Mental Health Conditions Significant Ongoing Illness Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) DCD - Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia. must provide a report that is less than 3 years old i.e. dated after 1 February 2012.

23 Applicants with Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) must provide a full psycho-educational assessment dated after 1 February Applicants with DCD - Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia. must provide a full psycho-educational assessment dated after 1 February 2012 AND Evidence of Disability Form 2015 OR Existing report completed by Occupational Therapist or Neurologist (No age limit) Applicants with Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) must provide a full psycho-educational assessment dated after 1 February Applicants with DCD - Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia. must provide a full psycho-educational assessment dated after 1 February 2012 AND Evidence of Disability Form 2015 OR Existing report completed by Occupational Therapist or Neurologist (No age limit)

24 Check out the guide to providing evidence of your disability on Check out the guide to providing evidence of your disability on

25 Study the guide carefully with your parents / guardians. Complete the online application accurately. Study the guide carefully with your parents / guardians. Complete the online application accurately. Request Evidence of Disability documents early. Send good quality copies of all pages of the correct documents completed by appropriate professionals. Submit all Evidence of Disability documents requested. Request Evidence of Disability documents early. Send good quality copies of all pages of the correct documents completed by appropriate professionals. Submit all Evidence of Disability documents requested. Keep proof of postage. Deadlines! Keep proof of postage. Deadlines!

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27  Submit it!  Check it!  Send it!

28 You can apply to both DARE & HEAR

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31 cao.ie susi.ie qualifax.ie

32 Facebook.com/ accesscollege.ie accesscollegeie


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