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Documents for registering

Students should scan in documents and e-mail them to dss@cit.ie.  You can give a photocopy of your documents with evidence/diagnosis of your learning difference, health condition or disability into the Access Service (Student Centre) where the DSS is based.

  • If you have already submitted your documents to the CAO you do not need to bring in another copy unless you have new or updated information.
  • Please submit as much information as possible including full diagnosis for registering with the DSS.
  • Funding can be requested from the Fund for Students with Disabilities (FSD) by the Disability Support Officer on behalf of eligible students who have provided evidence of disability documentation that meets the criteria for the Fund - see this webpage for more information: www.mycit.ie/access_disability/disability-support-service/financial-support

Please email dss@cit.ie if you have any query about your documentation.

 

Documentation required

When submitting your evidence of your learning difference, health condition or disability please make sure that it has been completed by the appropriate medical professional.  A list of the appropriate professionals for each type (e.g. blind/vision impaired or dyslexia) is provided in the table below. You can provide a report from them or ask them to complete the Evidence of Disability form below. The specific documentation listed below is for Cork Institute of Technology to apply to the ‘ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities’ from the Higher Education Authority to provide funding for student supports.


If you cannot provide evidence from the professionals listed below you ask a General Practitioner or other health professional (e.g. psychologist) to complete the Evidence of Disability form below. Students with a Specific Learning Difficulty, who do not have a full report from an Educational Psychologist, may present evidence of a history of a specific learning difference or receiving educational supports e.g. as part of the DARE Educational Impact Statement or State Examinations Commission letter regarding RACE (Reasonable Accommodations at the Certificate Examinations) accommodations.


EU, Visiting or International students may register with the CIT Disability Support Service for disability supports. You are advised to contact us in advance of accepting your offer to discuss your support requirements.
 

Evidence of disability 2018/2019 form (Word docx)

 

Type of Disability

Type of Documentation

Appropriate Professional

► Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

► Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
 

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report

 


 

Consultant Psychiatrist
OR
Psychologist
OR
Neurologist
OR
Paediatrician

► Autistic Spectrum Disorder
(including Asperger’s Syndrome)




 

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report






 

Consultant Psychiatrist
OR
Psychologist
OR
Neurologist
OR
Paediatrician


 

► Blind/Vision Impaired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report
 

N.B. Evidence from high street retailers not acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ophthalmologist
OR

Ophthalmic Surgeon
OR
Letter from the National Council for the Blind confirming registration with the council
OR
If a student has attended a school for the Blind, a letter on headed notepaper signed by the principal which confirms attendance at the school

 

The evidence of disability must confirm that:
► The Best Corrected Visual Acuity is equal to or less than 6/24 (Snellen) in one eye
OR
► Near Vision N18 or less in one eye.
OR
► The Peripheral Field of Vision is limited to the extent that it interferes with normal visual acquisition of visual material e.g. Homonymous Hemianopia
OR
► The Central Field of Vision is limited to the extent that it interferes with normal visual acquisition of visual material e.g. Stargardt’s Disease
OR
► Cortical visual impairment as part of a brain insult resulting in an inability to process visual information

► Deaf/Hard of Hearing


 




 

 

 

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report
 

N.B. Evidence from high street retailers not acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

An audiogram from a professionally qualified Audiologist and/or ENT Consultant, with signature, clearly indicating moderate to profound bilateral hearing loss (i.e. above 40dB).

OR

If a student has attended a school for the Deaf, a letter on headed notepaper signed by the principal which confirms attendance at the school.

 

► Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) 

Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia

 

Full psycho-educational
assessment AND

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report
 

Psychologist AND Occupational Therapist
OR
Neurologist
OR
Chartered Physiotherapist

 

► Mental Health Condition

 

 

Evidence of Disability Form completed no more than 5 years before point of Needs Assessment
OR
Existing report which must be no older than 5 years at point of Needs Assessment

Consultant Psychiatrist
OR
Specialist Registrar

 

► Neurological Condition

(incl. Epilepsy and Brain Injury)

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report

 

Neurologist
OR
Other relevant Consultant

 

► Physical disability
 

 

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report
 
Orthopaedic Consultant
OR
Other relevant consultant appropriate to the disability/condition

► Significant ongoing illness

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence of Disability Form no more than 5 years
before point of Needs Assessment
OR
Existing report which must be no older than 5 years at point of Needs Assessment
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes Type 1:
Endocrinologist
OR
Paediatrician

Cystic Fibrosis (CF):
Consultant Respiratory Physician
OR
Paediatrician

Gastroenterology Conditions:
Gastroenterologist

Other Conditions:
Relevant Consultant/Specialist in area of condition

► Speech and Language Communication Disorder

Evidence of Disability Form
OR
Existing report

 
Speech and Language Therapist



 

► Specific Learning Difficulty
(including Dyslexia & Dyscalculia)

 

 

A full Psychological Assessment Report

In the case of older reports additional evidence of relevant attainment scores or a communication from the State Examinations Commission regarding RACE will be required. Such information is available within the DARE Educational Impact Statement completed by schools.

Psychologist