Disability
Access
Route to
Education
What is DARE?
An admissions scheme which offers college
places on reduced points to school leavers
with disabilities.
What is DARE?
Because disability can effect
educational attainment at
school and progression to
higher education.
10/15/12
What Colleges Participate?
• Athlone Institute of
Technology
• Cork Institute of
Technology
• Dublin City University
• Dub...
Who Should Apply?
Applicants whose
disability had a significant
impact on educational
performance in school
Who Should Apply?
Applicants who may not be
able to meet the points for
their preferred course due
to the impact of disabi...
Who Should Apply?
Applicants under 23
years as at 1st January
2015
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism
Disabilities eligible
for consideration
ADD/ADHD
Disabilities eligible for
consideration
Blind/Vision Impaired
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Deaf/Hearing Impaired
Disabilities eligible for consideration
DCD –
Dyspraxia/
Dysgraphia
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Mental Health
Conditions
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Neurological Conditions
(Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Speech & Language Disabilities)
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Significant Ongoing Illness
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Physical Disability
Disabilities eligible for consideration
Specific Learning Difficulty
(Dyslexia & Dyscalculia)
10/15/12
I want to apply to DARE.
What’s next?
Review DARE
Application Guide
with your parents
or guardians.
I want to apply to DARE. What’s next?
Complete Section A of the Supplementary Info Form (SIF)
and apply to DARE by 1 March...
I want to apply to DARE. What’s next?
Submit academic reference and evidence of
disability to CAO by 1 April 2015.
School ...
Section C – Evidence of Disability
Downloaded it, get it completed, signed and stamped by the
accepted Medical Consultant/...
How To Apply, Step 1
You must apply to CAO www.cao.ie by 17:15 on 1st
February 2015.
How To Apply, Step 2
Remember to tick “Yes” to Question 5
by 17:15 on 1st March 2014.
By the 1st March 2015 complete Secti...
How To Apply, Step 3
By the 1st April 2015.
Return the fully completed Second Level Academic Reference
(Section B) and Evi...
Four Parts to Supplementary Information
Form (SIF)?
1. Section A – completed by you by 1st March 2014
2. Supplementary Adm...
How are Applications Screened for Eligibility?
To be eligible your disability must have had a significant
impact on your e...
Next Steps
You will be informed of your DARE status in June 2014.
If you are disappointed there is an appeals process
Common Errors
You must indicate that you have a disability/specific
learning difficulty on your CAO application form by 1s...
Common Errors
You must
indicate your
wish to be
considered
for DARE by
ticking ‘Yes’
to Question
5 by 1st
March 2015
Common Errors
Documentation not submitted on time. You
must return the Second Level Academic
Reference (Section B) and Evi...
Common Errors
Documentation completed by
inappropriate professionals
Your Evidence of Disability must be
by the accepted m...
Common Errors
Documentation out-of-date
You must ensure that your Evidence of Disability is completed
within the specified...
Common Errors
Forms must be signed & stamped
by the accepted Medical
Consultant/ Specialist OR signed &
accompanied by the...
Common Errors
Not enough information on reports
verifying a disability.
Ensure the same detail as the Evidence
of Disabili...
Supports in College
You don’t have to be eligible for DARE to get
support in college
Supports in College
A needs assessment is conducted to identify
your specific support requirements.
Supports in College
1.Orientation Programmes
2.Learning Support
3.Assistive Technology
4.Library Support
5.Exam Support
6....
•www.accesscollege.ie
•www.cao.ie
•DARE Flyers and Application Guides
•Better Options Events
•DARE & HEAR Application Advi...
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    1. 1. Disability Access Route to Education
    2. 2. What is DARE? An admissions scheme which offers college places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities.
    3. 3. What is DARE? Because disability can effect educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.
    4. 4. 10/15/12
    5. 5. What Colleges Participate? • Athlone Institute of Technology • Cork Institute of Technology • Dublin City University • Dublin Institute of Technology • Mater Dei Institute of Education • National College of Ireland • NUI Galway • NUI Maynooth • Pontifical University, Maynooth • Trinity College Dublin • University College Cork • University College Dublin • University of Limerick
    6. 6. Who Should Apply? Applicants whose disability had a significant impact on educational performance in school
    7. 7. Who Should Apply? Applicants who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of disability.
    8. 8. Who Should Apply? Applicants under 23 years as at 1st January 2015
    9. 9. Disabilities eligible for consideration Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism
    10. 10. Disabilities eligible for consideration ADD/ADHD
    11. 11. Disabilities eligible for consideration Blind/Vision Impaired
    12. 12. Disabilities eligible for consideration Deaf/Hearing Impaired
    13. 13. Disabilities eligible for consideration DCD – Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia
    14. 14. Disabilities eligible for consideration Mental Health Conditions
    15. 15. Disabilities eligible for consideration Neurological Conditions (Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Speech & Language Disabilities)
    16. 16. Disabilities eligible for consideration Significant Ongoing Illness
    17. 17. Disabilities eligible for consideration Physical Disability
    18. 18. Disabilities eligible for consideration Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia & Dyscalculia)
    19. 19. 10/15/12 I want to apply to DARE. What’s next? Review DARE Application Guide with your parents or guardians.
    20. 20. I want to apply to DARE. What’s next? Complete Section A of the Supplementary Info Form (SIF) and apply to DARE by 1 March 2015.
    21. 21. I want to apply to DARE. What’s next? Submit academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO by 1 April 2015. School teacher or Guidance Counsellor or Visiting Teacher AND school principal must complete the form The form MUST BE stamped by school
    22. 22. Section C – Evidence of Disability Downloaded it, get it completed, signed and stamped by the accepted Medical Consultant/ Specialist and returned to the CAO All applicants must complete this form with the exception of the following: 1. Applicants with specific learning difficulties (SLD) 2. Applicants who have an existing report completed by the accepted Medical Consultant/Specialist.
    23. 23. How To Apply, Step 1 You must apply to CAO www.cao.ie by 17:15 on 1st February 2015.
    24. 24. How To Apply, Step 2 Remember to tick “Yes” to Question 5 by 17:15 on 1st March 2014. By the 1st March 2015 complete Section A of the Supplementary Information Form (part of your CAO application).
    25. 25. How To Apply, Step 3 By the 1st April 2015. Return the fully completed Second Level Academic Reference (Section B) and Evidence of Disability (Section C) to the CAO by 17:15
    26. 26. Four Parts to Supplementary Information Form (SIF)? 1. Section A – completed by you by 1st March 2014 2. Supplementary Admissions Routes – you must ‘opt-in’ to DARE by 1st March 2014 by ticking “yes” to Q.5 3. Section B – completed by the school and returned by 1st April 2014 4. Section C – completed by the accepted Medical Consultant / Specialist and returned by 1st April 2014
    27. 27. How are Applications Screened for Eligibility? To be eligible your disability must have had a significant impact on your educational performance. Eligibility criteria are available on www.accesscollege.ie and the CAO website
    28. 28. Next Steps You will be informed of your DARE status in June 2014. If you are disappointed there is an appeals process
    29. 29. Common Errors You must indicate that you have a disability/specific learning difficulty on your CAO application form by 1st March 2015
    30. 30. Common Errors You must indicate your wish to be considered for DARE by ticking ‘Yes’ to Question 5 by 1st March 2015
    31. 31. Common Errors Documentation not submitted on time. You must return the Second Level Academic Reference (Section B) and Evidence of Disability (Section C) to the CAO by 1st April 2015
    32. 32. Common Errors Documentation completed by inappropriate professionals Your Evidence of Disability must be by the accepted medical Consultant/Specialist
    33. 33. Common Errors Documentation out-of-date You must ensure that your Evidence of Disability is completed within the specified timeframe
    34. 34. Common Errors Forms must be signed & stamped by the accepted Medical Consultant/ Specialist OR signed & accompanied by their business card or headed paper
    35. 35. Common Errors Not enough information on reports verifying a disability. Ensure the same detail as the Evidence of Disability Form. Students with SpLD, should download the Acceptable Report for SpLD and Summary Sheet.
    36. 36. Supports in College You don’t have to be eligible for DARE to get support in college
    37. 37. Supports in College A needs assessment is conducted to identify your specific support requirements.
    38. 38. Supports in College 1.Orientation Programmes 2.Learning Support 3.Assistive Technology 4.Library Support 5.Exam Support 6.Note-taking/Support Worker 7.Academic Tuition
    39. 39. •www.accesscollege.ie •www.cao.ie •DARE Flyers and Application Guides •Better Options Events •DARE & HEAR Application Advice Clinics •Nationwide, Saturday 10th January 2015 •Individual college websites
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