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Better Options College Fair: 22 November 2017

Better Options, AHEAD's college fair for students with disabilities & specific learning difficulties. Find out how to get to college and what to do when you're there. Info available about disability supports and entry routes like DARE - Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - DCU Students Union.  Click here or see video here for more information.

 

 
Hack Access Dublin

Hack Access Dublin: Friday 10th - Sunday 12th November 2017, Barrow Street, Dublin.

The objective of #HackAccessDublin is to make Dublin inclusive to people of all abilities by hacking the access obstacles in our way. Engineers, developers, designers, urban innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in innovation; here’s your opportunity to make an impact on your city!

Join us to find innovative solutions to Dublin’s accessibility challenges. Help us create a more diverse, open and engaging environment for everyone who lives in this amazing city.

Click here to find out more and book.

 
ASPIRE Conference

Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE) Conference 2017: Preparing for the Next Step, is on 4th November, from 10am-4pm, in the F2 Centre, Rialto, Dublin 8.

The focus is on next steps after school - with speakers on:

  • Transitioning into third level education
  • Navigating the world as an adult with AS
  • Considering the alternatives: apprenticeships and trade
  • A not so typical route to success
  • Our experience of social enterprise

Tickets: €42 non members; €32 members.

For more information click here or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 01 878 0027.

 
Dyslexia Society Survey

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is developing its new five-year strategic plan for 2018 – 2023 and we need your help.


We are interested in hearing from our members and clients about how our organisation is doing and how we can improve our services over the coming years. We will be using feedback from you, young people and adults with dyslexia, our staff, our Board and other partner organisations to inform the development of our strategic plan.


The survey is anonymous and should take no more than 10-minutes to complete. We would really appreciate your time and honesty to help make this an ambitious, achievable strategic plan for our organisation so that we can work together to meet the needs of people with dyslexia.
To complete the survey, please click on the following link: https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/9hxSpW

 
Assistive Technology National Event

People with disabilities and older people are invited to attend a national Freedom Tech event in the Aviva Stadium on Thursday 16th November 2017, to find out more about how technology can increase choice and independence in your life.

The event boasts an exciting and varied line up including internationally renowned academics, practitioners and activists – all looking at how accessible technology solutions can transform levels of freedom and choice and support people to work and live more independently. The event is particularly relevant for people with disabilities, older people and the people and organisations that support them. Professionals working in technology, IT, education and employment will also benefit from attending.

For more information visit www.freedomtech.ie or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note concessions on ticket prices are available. 

 
€642,476 for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Wicklow

Funding of €642,476 has been made available to County Wicklow for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme, which provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock - such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, wet rooms, etc. There is also funding for Improvement Works in Lieu to improve or extend privately owned accommodation where the occupant is already approved for social housing.

Contact Wicklow County Council Housing Department on 0404 20120 to find out more.

 

 
Wicklow Community Directory

Wicklow Community Directory is an online website listing community groups and agencies across Co. Wicklow and the activities, services and supports they provide.  Check out what's listed in the directory under Disability Groups & Services here https://www.wicklowcommunitydirectory.ie/taxonomy/term/11

 


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