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Useful Disability Websites

Teaching Students With Disabilities Handbook
The Handbook is a resource for teaching staff wishing to improve practice in relation to students with disabilities. The aims of the guide are to focus academic staff on the individual student rather than on the disability, and on developing a curriculum which is accessible to all students. Download File

Information Resources

 AHEAD - This Irish voluntary organisation provides an excellent start for all students with disabilities on studying at Third level. It has many useful links, publications and general information.

Skill - The British equivalent to Ahead provides useful information that is relevant to students studying in Ireland or considering study in Britain.

SCIPS - This project aimed to support academic staff to improve access to the curriculum for disabled students and this database aims to do just that. For the purposes of this project, ten subjects were chosen.

Techdis - TechDis have produced a series of self-supporting staff development packs around a range of disability topics. These packs contain easily adaptable resources, each module is self-standing and can either be delivered as a session independently, or adapted into a wider staff development programme.

Quest for Learning - This provides an e-learning module on Study skills for students with disabilities, an e-learning module on Disability awareness and inclusive education for teaching staff, a virtual support network for graduates with disabilities, guidelines for teaching staff on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) practices and the support needs of students with disabilities in ODL environments.

The National Disability Authority - Under the Disability Act, the NDA reports on achievement of these obligations across the public service.

Disability Ireland maintain a list of disability related organizations in Ireland.


Dyslexia Organisations

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

British Dyslexic Association


Visual Impairment Organisations

Listening Books

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Royal National Institute of the Blind

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Voluntary Organisations

HADD - Family Support Group for ADHD in Ireland: A resources for parents of children with ADHD in Ireland and the professionals who serve them.

Aspire - Asperger Syndrome Association Of Ireland: Providing information and support for all affected by AS in Ireland.

Arts & Dyslexia is a not for profit community arts group. It was established in 2009 by dyslexic adults for dyslexic adults.Its aim is to empower, enhance and develop the natural creative and artistic talents of dyslexic adults in a fun and social environment. All levels of experience are encouraged to take part from the complete artistic beginner to the more experienced artist or photographer.

MDI Muscular Dystrophy Ireland aims to provide information and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. Our objective is to promote through practical empowerment, independent living for people with the condition muscular dystrophy.

 

Disability Services in other Universities and Colleges in Ireland
Most Higher Education Disability Services are listed here and click on link to see what supports are available elsewhere. http://www.dawn.ie/dawn-members/
 

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