DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICE. PRESENTATION TO PROSPECTIVE MATURE STUDENTS 15 JANUARY 2009 BY ELIZABETH WALSH DISABILITY OFFICER NUIGALWAY. Objective of Presentation. Pre Entry Steps to Completion of SIF Forms – Dual purpose Post Entry Support. DUAL PURPOSE OF SIF FORMS.
PROSPECTIVE MATURE STUDENTS
15 JANUARY 2009
1. To enable students to provide information and evidence of their disability/significant ongoing illness or specific learning difficulty.
Alerting the Disability Support Services of supports required by the student and where possible to facilitate the provision of these supports when the student arrived in college.
You must complete the CAO application form online before 1st February 2009 (www.cao.ie ).
You must disclose your disability or specific learning disability on the CAO online form.
You will be directed to online Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
If you do not have access to internet you may complete the hard copy Supplementary Information Form and return it to the CAO by 10th March 2009.
Students who :
Have physical or mobility disabilities
Are blind or vision impaired
Are deaf or hard of hearing
Have significant ongoing illnesses
Experience mental health difficulties
Have specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome
Students must provide the following information in the Supplementary Information Forms
Details of disability
Supports requested and/or provided in second level education
Likely supports needed in higher education
Personal statement outlining the impact of your disability to date
Disability related documentation from medical consultant/Educational Psychologist’s Report
Second Level Academic Reference
Specific Learning Difficulties - Copy of an assessment from a recognised Educational Psychologist as evidence of Disability.
This assessment must be within last three years (from 1st February 2006 onwards) clearly stating that the student has a specific learning difficulty
Students with Physical, Sensory, or Medical disabilities must submit verification from an appropriate Medical Consultant/ Specialist
Verification from a GP will not be considered as suitable medical evidence
Applications will not be considered if the following conditions are not adhered to: