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Disability Support – Athlone

The Disability Support Service (DSS) encourages students with educational support requirements to avail of the many services we offer.
Please feel free to explore the information below to find out how you can best avail of our services and how we can best support you. Please be advised that it is important that you contact us to discuss your support requirements; even if you have completed the CAO/DARE application you must still register with us for supports.

Register with Athlone Disability Support

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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.

The Disability Support Service 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 their particular requirements.

To avail of these facilities, you must be registered with the Disability Support Service.

Any queries from students with a Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty should be directed to:

The Disability Officer: Lisa Hanlon

Email: or

The Disability Office is located in room D22 on the Athlone main campus along the Student Resource Centre/D corridor

Contact Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 4.30pm


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