Inclusive National Higher Education Forum
Supporting the sustainability and development of existing and future inclusive education initiatives for students with intellectual disabilities within Irish Higher Education Providers.
Inclusive National Higher Education Forum
The Inclusive National Higher Education Forum [INHEF] is a national interest group comprised of representatives of higher education providers and other professionals interested in supporting access routes and inclusive education initiatives to learners with intellectual disabilities in Ireland.
The mission of INHEF is to provide a collaborative space for consultation between higher education providers with a view to driving strategic developments; informing policy debates, and building capacity within higher education institutions to establish and deliver initiatives for students who are deemed to have an intellectual disability.
The vision of INHEF is to embed inclusive education initiatives and alternative access routes into the higher education landscape in the Republic of Ireland so that students with intellectual disabilities have meaningful post secondary opportunities available to them.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the INHEF Strategic Plan 2022 ‘Inclusive Higher Education – The Challenges and Opportunities for Transformative Policy Development ‘.
The goals of the Strategic Plan are across four key areas:
Read or download the plan below.
INHEF Values Statement
INCLUSION | EQUALITY | DIVERSITY | AUTONOMY | RESPECT | EQUITY
INHEF has been established by a handful of dedicated stakeholders who want to develop real and meaningful higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities across the Republic of Ireland. At the heart of this group of enthusiastic change-makers are the INHEF core values.
Latest News & Resources
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