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