Moving from second to third level can be daunting for any student and parent, and it is even more so for childhood cancer survivors or adolescents and young adults who are undergoing treatment.
No young person affected by childhood cancer is left unmarked by their journey and the treatments needed to save their lives. Many of our adolescents and young adults are dealing with long term and late effects, which may be physical, emotional or cognitive.
This webinar aims to provide information and advice on moving through the senior cycle and moving onto higher and further education.
We will look at DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and find out how it applies to young people affected by childhood cancer and how to apply. We will also find out more about supports available in college and how to access them.
Our guests are Lucy Cronly, a parent of a childhood cancer survivor. Lucy has over 30 years’ experience working in social care. Her son underwent treatment for childhood cancer from the age of 11-14 and has just started college. Lucy will share her experiences and advice on DARE and other supports.
Dr Declan Reilly, Disability Officer with Trinity College Dublin, has been working in Trinity College since 2005. He has particular responsibility for providing evidence based supports for students as they settle into Trinity and advance their skills of independent learning and self-determination.
Who should attend:
This webinar is open to parents and students at any stage of education, but may be particularly of interest to those in senior cycle.
Anyone working alongside adolescents and young adults affected by childhood cancer is also welcome to attend.