Sunday 18 March 2018

Life after Leaving Cert - with a disability

Starting college with mild cerebral palsy added to Jennifer McShane's fears

Jennifer McShane

I remember how sick I felt the morning of the CAO results.

College loomed, and aside from being worried about whether or not I would actually be accepted into college at all (I was), I was anxious about the challenge of having to physically go to college, and how I would cope with this.

First of all, I knew what I wanted. I wanted to be a journalist, and I absolutely wanted to go and study this in a college setting, regardless of having mild Cerebral Palsy (CP).

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