CAW Comes in many colours this Tuesday with a hive of activity across our 32 counties. The diversity of CAW this year reflects the diverse communities we have in Ireland. The events highlight the facilitators, community workers and educators working tirelessly to make education and inclusion place for all those who work to be college aware.
Better Options Fair The Better Options College Fair is an ideal event for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties considering their post leaving cert educational options. Attendees will be able to talk to staff from college support services to gather key information about courses and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE – Disability Access Route to Education. Colleges nationwide will be represented in the exhibition hall and talks will run concurrently, covering topics such as DARE and some key preparatory tips for entering college.Better Options is a free event and all are welcome, including students and transition year students, guidance counsellors, resource teachers, teaching support tutors, SENO’s, NEPS & parents. No need to register! Why not watch the video here to see what’s happening this CAW at the Better Options Fair.
Other events today included a Travelling Community Group in Navan Co. Meath. Headed by Brigid Collins as the group had an information morning for parents of student and potential students who are attending local colleges and training courses. Attending the event was CAW founder, Kathleen O’Toole Brennan. Sarah Grimson from the Trinity Access Programmes, Foundation Courses and TAP alums too. This was a lively event, full of information and laughs as mothers, fathers, daughters and sons gathered to discuss post-secondary plans. Of course there was plenty of tea, cake and those famous CAW T-shirts too!These events are sum up the CAW spirit and show everyone the positive power or educational change.