The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. It covers a wide range of disabilities and specific learning disabilities.
DARE is for school leavers with a disability under the age of 23 as of 1 January 2019, who have been educationally impacted as a result of that disability. Applicants to DARE can present with an Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and other EU qualifications.
This scheme is for reduced entry points only and is not related to support in college.
DARE advice clinics for CAO applicants and their parents will be held throughout the country on Saturday, 19th January between 10am and 2pm. The nearest venues are Carlow IT and Maynooth University (North Campus).
Alternatively, there’s one in the Woodlands Hotel, Waterford on 24th January from 6pm – 8pm.
Checkout http://Accesscollege.ie information on the scheme.