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Disability Support Service for students with disabilities/learning differences/health conditions

The CIT Disability Support Service (DSS) welcomes any student to register with the DSS if you need some support due to your learning difference, disability or health condition. We can guide and support you to access your courses and we work hard to ensure that the DSS is a place that you can go to in confidence to look for support and help.


Our aim is to encourage the participation and access of students with disabilities into third level education.  Every student with a disability has the right to reasonable and appropriate accommodations determined on an individual basis according to the student’s certified disability/learning difference/health condition. We would encourage students who may need supports while they are at CIT to register with us as early as possible in the academic year, but they can do so any time of the year.

 

Confidentiality

CIT DSS operates a strict confidentiality policy and we cannot disclose any information about the student to parents, lecturers, etc unless we have the student's consent. Information that students share with us is confidential unless some information you disclose to the DSS may be considered to put us on notice of a serious health and safety risk to you and/or other students/staff, as the college has a legal duty of care to ensure that you and/or other students/staff are safe.

 

Contacting the Disability Support Service

Please note that email is the quickest way of receiving a response from DSS staff as we may be busy meeting students when you call - dss@cit.ie

See our Contact details page for more information: www.mycit.ie/access_disability/disability-support-service/dss-contact-details

 

Supports available for CIT Students

We support a wide range of students across all campuses. Students need to register fully with the service before they can access any of the supports listed below. See our registration page and Student Guide for more information.

Fund for Students with Disabilities

There is a fund available to eligible full-time students with disabilities called the Fund for Students with Disabilities which can provide specific academic supports, personal assistants, sign language interpreters etc.  The ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities run by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The Disability Support Officer makes applications to the Fund on behalf of an eligible student after an assessment of need with the student. For more information please see www.mycit.ie/access_disability/disability-support-service/financial-support and www.studentfinance.ie

The ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities run by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). It is an objective of the Third Level Access measure which is co-funded by the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.