Better Options 2021

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Better Options is a Free 1 day online event for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties exploring post-secondary school options in education. The event will take place online via Zoom from 10.30-4pm on Saturday, November 27th 2021.

Better Options is organised by AHEAD, an independent non-profit organisation working to create inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. The main focus of AHEAD’s work is further education and training, higher education and graduate employment.

Better Options is ideal for adults returning to education or for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options, parents and guidance counsellors. Attendees are able to learn about college support services, making the most of your time in college and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education. There will be information on both Further Education and Training, as well as Higher Education. There will be live Q&As where you can ask questions on DARE, accessing supports in college and any other questions you might have.

There will also be a free one to one Information Service for anyone registered for the event available on the day to be able to ask questions about theirs specific circumstances.

Accessibility: Please note that there will be live captioning provided for the webinar (talks) however there will be no live captions provided for the Information Service, anyone that have any access requirements (for example ISL Interpreter) to take part in the one to one sessions must book in advance (at least 3 days before the event) in order to be fully accommodated.


On Saturday November 27th, AHEAD will host online talks on;

  • Options and routes to further and higher education
  • Making the most of college life (with a speaker from the Union for students, Ireland)
  • Assistive technology and what it can do for you
  • The DARE scheme
  • What to expect and managing the transition

Registration: Opens end of September is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

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