The operation of a €10m fund for college students with disabilities is to be reformed to ensure more people benefit and with fewer delays. The fund for students with disabilities exists to financially assist students with disabilities while they are in education. Students apply to the fund via the Disability Support Service in their college. The fund can be used for:
- Assistive technology equipment and support
- Personal and Academic Support
To date, this fund has only been available to full-time students, however one of the reforms recommended by a recent review was that it be extended to part-time students also.
You can read more about financial supports available to students on page 9 of the latest issue of MS News