This two-day virtual event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and will build practical skills on self-advocacy and constructive advocacy.
Day 1 will consist of talks, presentations and discussions with students who work closely with AHEAD, members of the AHEAD employment team and CEO. This day will focus on students and their lived experience in colleges and FET’s around the country. We will also hear from two exciting groups: the Students with Disabilities Advisory Group and the NDPAC. These groups are very important to the work AHEAD and USI does, as they inform the policy making and research efforts.
Day 2 will focus on disability rights, both in Ireland and the EU. There will also be discussions on how to get involved in student politics within your HEI/FET, as well as how to constructively advocate for both yourself and others as a disabled person.
The event is free to attend, but registration is limited so you must book a spot in advance via the Eventbrite link.