The Disability Office at Maynooth University supports all full-time and part-time students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To receive support as a student with a disability at Maynooth University you must first register with the Disability Office. Students with the following disabilities are supported through the Disability Office:
- ADD/ ADHD
- Asperger’s Syndrome/ Autism
- Blind/ Vision Impaired
- Deaf/ Hard of Hearing
- Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) - Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia
- Mental Health Conditions
- Neurological Conditions (incl. Brain Injury, Speech and Language Disabilities)
- Physical Disability
- Significant Ongoing Illnesses
- Speech and Language Communication Disorder
- Specific Learning Difficulty (incl. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia)
You can register with the Disability Office at any time after you begin your course. However, the earlier you register with us, the better able we will be to make sure that you get the support you need.
The Disability Office aims to provide a caring and supportive environment where academic and personal development are valued, and where students are encouraged to access all aspects of university life and to enjoy academic, social and emotional wellbeing. Given the emotional and academic demands of university life, some students experience emotional distress at some point throughout their academic ‘journey’. By registering with the Disability Office, you will have established an important relationship with your Disability Advisor and created a safety net for yourself, should you need it.
Yes, if you require supports other than those generally available, we may need to make a funding application on your behalf. If you have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you will need a report from an educational psychologist. This should be no older than 5 years.
All other students need a report from a consultant or specialist detailing the type and extent of the disability. Letters from a GP are not acceptable.