Returning to School Supports
These documents briefly outline changes to the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate in 2020, as a result of Covid-19. They are provided in easy-read format, with some visual supports.
Junior Certificate - What's Happening Now
Leaving Certificate - What's Happening Now
Sensory Strategies at School
Back to School – Managing Anxiety
Transition to a New School
Pupil Passport – School Starters
Transition Booklet – School Starters
Resource for supporting children transitioning from primary to post-primary school NEPS, 2015
Starting a new school
Visual materials can be used to prepare your child for returning to school and to support them when they have returned. The documents below provide templates for creating visual supports for your child, as well as a number of sample visuals which may be incorporated.
Visuals - Back to School
Visuals Charts Template
Visual Strategies Guide 1
Daily Visual Schedule Sample and Blank
Getting Ready for School
The below resource ‘Bridge Back to School’ was compiled by the AsIAm organisation, to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the return to school.
Social story for returning to school
Covid 19 Time capsule
January 2021 - Alternative Access Routes to Education
Alternative Access Routes to Education
The University of Limerick is part of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) and the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)
DARE and HEAR information session 2021
Disability Support Services and the Access Office at the University of Limerick will run a virtual DARE and HEAR information session on February 9th 2021 at 5:15pm. This session will run until 6:15pm. This session can help students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors with the application process. The session will include information on the application process, deadlines and information on required documentation. There will also be time for questions and answers. Both schemes will be covered in the session.
For more information on the session or if you have any queries, please email the contact details below.
DARE queries firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAR queries email@example.com
The session can be accessed through the Disability Support Services Website or just join the live event directly.
Link to the live event below in case there is any issue with the above links