Count Me In: Including Students with Learning Difficulties in Trinity College Dublin
Keywords:Third Level Education, Higher Education Programme, TCD, Trinity College Dublin, GLD, General Learning Difficulties, College Students
Traditionally, students with learning difficulties were excluded from accessing third level education in Ireland. The purpose of this article is to describe the higher education programme at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for individuals with learning difficulties.
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