Assistive Technology Grant

Assistive Technology Scheme

Under the Assistive Technology scheme, funding is provided to schools towards the cost of computers and specialist equipment, which are required for educational purposes. Equipment is provided under this scheme for children with more complex disabilities who, in order to access the school curriculum, require essential specialist equipment which they do not already have, or which cannot be provided for them through the school’s existing IT provision.  

The criteria for the Department’s Assistive Technology scheme are set out in Department Circular 0010/2013, which is available at the following link:

https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0010_2013.pdf

How to Apply

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE), through its network of Special Education Needs Officers (SENOs), is responsible for processing applications from schools for assistive technology support. Further details – including the application form, which the school would need to complete - are available on the NCSE website: http://ncse.ie/for-schools

 Contact Details

Email: special_education@education.gov.ie

Phone: (090)6484187

Address: Assistive Technology Unit, Special Education Section, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X659