Neurological Conditions

For applicant’s with Cortical Visual Impairment or Sensory Processing Disorders, please see note here on changes to DARE criteria 

(Including (but not exclusively) Epilepsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Brain Tumour, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Head/Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Appropriate Professional Neurologist OR
other relevant Consultant.
In cases where an applicant is in the care of a Neurologist or another relevant Consultant, the evidence of a disability can be provided by a Registrar who is a member of their team.
Type of Documentation Required Complete the Evidence of Disability Form 2023 OR
Submit an existing report completed by the appropriate professional that contains the same detail as the Evidence of Disability Form. The report must be signed and submitted on the headed paper.
Required Age of Report While there is no age limit on diagnostic evidence submitted, it is advisable to submit a recent report.
Other Disabilities Submit an Evidence of Disability Form for each disability/ condition to be considered.
Educational Impact Statement (EIS) The Educational Impact Statement allows you and your school to provide detail of how your disability has impacted on your second level experience. The EIS is a requirement for all applicants.
DARE Eligibility The applicant is eligible once an appropriate professional has provided a diagnosis of a neurological disorder AND
the applicant meets any combination of two educational impact indicators from Indicators 1 to 5 on the EIS.