Disclaimer: This event is not organised by INHEF
Please contact Inclusion Ireland for anything to do with this event.
Petria Malone, Inclusion Ireland, 086-8373454, or firstname.lastname@example.org
A post school options fair for young people with intellectual disability or autism with an intellectual disability and family members.
WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
TULLAMORE COURT HOTEL
Information stands on:
- Further education and training programmes
- Third level options
- Employment options
- Support options / IT
A FREE AND ACCESSIBLE EVENT
A Quiet Roon Provided
Light Lunch 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
For further information & to inform a support need contact: Petria Malone, Inclusion Ireland, 086-8373454, or email@example.com
Guidance Matters is a bi-annual publication from the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE).
INHEF contributed a joint article which feature case studies from four INHEF member institutions offering inclusive education initiatives for students with intellectual disabilities across Ireland [Dublin City University, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Tralee IT and Limerick IT).
Thanks to our contributing members.
Dr Deirdre Corby, DCU Ability Project Lead, Dublin City University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martina Neylon, Course Leader, Limerick IT: email@example.com
Dr Orla Slattery, Inclusion Coordinator, Mary Immaculate College: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Anne O’Byrne Lecturer in Inclusive Education (SEN). Mary Immaculate College: email@example.com
Cait O’Leary Coordinator, Community Day Services, St. John of God, Kerry Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Awareness Week – Day #6 Maynooth University
Inclusive Learning Initiative (Discontinued as of May 2018)
The ILI was an access route and support system for students with intellectual disabilities in Maynooth University. The ILI supported students to take mainstream modules across their chosen discpline on offer at Maynooth University. Students were supported to integrate into life as a University student at Maynooth – both academic and social life. As of May 2018, the ILI was discontinued due to the lack of sustainable funding models allocated to inclusive education initiatives in Ireland. (See here)
Below you will see a short documentary directed by, and starring, Michael Gannon – a graduate student of the ILI who was studying in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University and created this documentary about his college experience as a part of a module assessment.
College Awareness Week – Day #5 Technological University of Dublin, Tallaght Campus w/ WALK
Inclusive Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education
Course content is individualised.
Module choices and pathways for students have been based on individual strengths, capacity and interests.
This is a local arrangement between TU Dublin, Tallaght and WALK.
The video below is one of 19 stories of social inclusion – a research project conducted by Inclusion Ireland. Mr Stephen Lyons tells his story about his college experience in Tallaght IT/TU Dublin. Mr Lyons also co-launched INHEF alongside Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
College Awareness Week – Day #4 Mary Immaculate College Limerick
General Learning and Personal Development
Since 2010, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick has offered a programme designed to support the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in Higher Education. This programme, the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD), gives expression to the mission of the College and its commitment to social justice and enables the creation of a richly diverse learning community where the contribution of each person is valued.
The main objectives of the programme are:
1. Like other college students, the learners will learn more about: communication techniques, working as part of a team, personal and interpersonal skills, social skills, personal awareness, independence, the world of work, self-advocacy, and assertiveness skills.
2. The programme will offer the learner an opportunity to participate in the social and leisure activities of college life: socialising with other students, participating in the gym and some sports.
3. Through their participation in classes, learners will develop confidentiality skills, memory skills, imagination and an understanding of other people’s lives.
4. In the different tutorials that learners attend, they will develop: academic, artistic, reasoning and problem-solving skills in PDP (Personal Development Plan) class, drama, maths, computer class, work skills, horticulture, creative studies and health promotion.
5. The overall objective of the programme—and the benchmark by which it will ultimately be measured—is that the learner, having completed the programme, will be better equipped to attain employment—and to maintain—employment.