Semester 1 2020/2021: Notice for Returning Students (years 2 and upwards)
Students with disabilities who are already receiving support from us will be contacted at the start of semester 1 to discuss their supports for this year. Where possible these will be delivered in person and at other times supports will be provided remotely.
Athlone Institute of Technology welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities. It aims to ensure that all applicants with a disability are given an opportunity to enter the Institute and, while here, to complete their studies successfully. The Disability & Learning Support Service (DLSS) is committed to the provision of an equitable learning environment and avidly promotes through its inclusive policies, an active participation and seamless integration into college life that will enable all students to become independent learners and skilful graduates. Prospective students are encouraged to make contact with the service as early as possible (prior to the commencement of the academic year) in order to discuss in confidence any facilities and supports they may require during their course of study.
AIT provides a complete and equitable access to education and all areas of college life, by avidly pursuing in its inclusive policies, seamless integration and active participation for students with disabilities. The DLSS provides a range of supports and services which include: Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), individual and group learning support, Dyslexia screening, assistive technology training, alternative formatting, exam supports, note takers, and personal assistance. Each student’s needs are assessed individually, taking into account his/her particular requirements. To avail of these facilities, you must be registered with the institute’s Disability & Learning Support Service.
Any queries from students with a Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty should be directed to:
The Disability Officer:
Telephone: + 353 (0)90 646 8142, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Disability Officer is located on the main campus along the Student Resource Centre/D corridor
Contact Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 4.30
Types of Disability considered:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Blind/Vision Impaired.
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
- Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) - Dyspraxia /Dysgraphia.
- Mental Health Difficulty.
- Neurological Conditions (including Epilepsy & Brain Injury)
- Physical Disability.
- Significant Ongoing Illness.
- Specific Learning Difficulty (including Dyslexia & Dyscalculia).
- Speech and Language Communication Disorder