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Education in County Kildare

Special Education

Supporting Organisations

Affordable Colleges OnlineCollege Resources for Students with Disabilities
Support, Advocacy and Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education.

Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD)
Promotes improved access for persons with disabilities to Third Level Education in Ireland, North and South.

Disability Federation of Ireland LogoDisability Federation of Ireland
Providing support services to people with disabilities.

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
National Federation of Voluntary BodiesThe National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability is a national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability in Ireland

Irish Wheelchair Association
The national organisation dedicated to the achievement of full social, economic and educational integration of people with disabilities as equal, independent and participative members within the general community.

Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education
IATSE is an association of and for teachers and educators of pupils with special educational needs in Ireland. This association has its own website.

Irish Learning Support Association
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An association of teachers working in learning support.

National Disability Authority
The NDA provides a key focal point for disability in the mainstream.

The National Association For The Mentally Handicapped Of Ireland
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NAMHI is a voluntary organisation of those who work on behalf of people with intellectual disability.

Rehab Group
A not-for-profit organisation working for social and economic inclusion among people with disabilities and others who are marginalised.

International Organisations

Ability NetAbilityNet - UK
AbilityNet is charity that aims to make mainstream computer technology accessible to people with disabilities.

British Educational and Communications Technology Agency - UK
BECTA has a similar role in Britain to that of the National Centre for Technology in Education in Ireland.

The National Centre to Improve Practice in Special Education - USA
NCIP promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.

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The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - USA
NICHCY provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

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