A free talk for parents who have children with special needs will be held in Portlaoise on Monday.
The event will focus on helping parents in how to manage the transition from secondary to third level education, which can be an especially worrying time for anyone but particularly for students with disabilities or special needs.
Both parents and school leavers are welcome to go to the event, which will look at topics such as applying to the DARE scheme (Disability access route to education), choosing the right courses, registering with college disability services and essential skills for success.
Organised by Laois Education Centre, the event will run from 6pm to 7pm at the centre on the Block Road, Portlaoise on Monday January 13.
The event is facilitated by Dr. Alison Doyle an educational psychologist with more than 35 years experience.
A visiting lecturer in Trinity College and DCU, Alison’s work includes the transition from secondary to third level education for people with disabilities, supported employment for young people with intellectual disabilities and pre-entry transition programmes for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
There is no fee for the course but booking is essential to get your place, to book your place in the session contact Yvonne at 057 867 2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.