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Assessment Of Need

Assessment of Need

The Disability Support Service is now available to carry out an Assessment of Need* for individual students and will submit funding applications to the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Why carry out an Assessment of Need?

A comprehensive Assessment of Need must be undertaken in order to support funding applications to the HEA for individual students. The Assessment of Need provides a clear rationale for the supports requested on the funding application.

  • Do you have students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties registered on full-time courses presenting in your college?
  • Do they have specific support needs?

If you have answered YES to these questions the college can access funding through the ‘Fund for Students with Disabilities’ for the following supports:

• Assessment of need
• Note takers
• Personal assistance
• Funding for transport for students with mobility difficulties
• Learning support
• Electronic note takers (in specific circumstances)
• ISL interpreters
• Photocopying
• Assistive technology (hardware and software)

Want further information?

Please contact Grainne Delahunt, Disability Support Service Coordinator on 01 885 1382 or email

*Assessment of Need does not cover Educational Psychological Assessments.