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Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland - A National Response
Aston, Desmond
Given the context that people with intellectual disabilities face significant barriers and limited postsecondary opportunities, a number of initiatives in Ireland and internationally have been established with the aim of addressing issues explicitly affecting this specific cohort of students. We begin by explaining the rationale for developing specific educational/employment initiatives for people with intellectual disabilities. We continue by outlining the range of different initiatives available, including a broad spectrum of course contents and the necessary supports and structures in place to create meaningful experiences for the students enrolled in 10 Irish institutions. We conclude by offering insight into how these initiatives can become an established feature of the educational landscape for people with intellectual disabilities. This report seeks to outline the process of establishing a national forum to support the sustainability and development of existing and future inclusive educational initiatives for students with intellectual disabilities offered by Irish higher education providers (HEPs).
Keyword(s): Special Education; Intellectual disabilities; Ireland; Higher education; Inclusive Society; Making Ireland; ADULTS; CONTINUING-EDUCATION; DISABILITY; Disability Studies; EDUCATION; Education and Work; Educational Reform; Employment; Higher Education; Higher education access; INCLUSION; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY; Inclusive Education; Intellectual Disability
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Aston, D., Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland - A National Response, [Report], Inclusive National Higher Education Forum, 2019
Publisher(s): Inclusive National Higher Education Forum
Related Link(s): http://inhef.ie/a-national-response/
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