Des Aston

Des Aston

National and Schools Co-Ordinator, Education


+353 1896 2269

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Kubiak J, Aston D, Devitt M, Ringwood B, University Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Empowerment through Voice, Empowerment through Voice. Education Sciences, 11, (571), 2021, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2021 URL

Des Aston, Joanne Banks, Michael Shevlin, Post-School Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, February, 2021Report, 2021 TARA - Full Text

Effective Practices for Helping Students Transition to Work in, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, Oxford University Press, 2020, [Shevlin, M., Kubiak, J., O'Donovan, M., Devitt, M., Ringwood, B., Aston, D., & McGuckin, C.]Book Chapter, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Des Aston, Guidance to an Independent Adult Life, 2021, - 41-43Miscellaneous, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text URL

Des Aston, Collaborating for Inclusion: A National Forum of Inclusive Higher Education Providers, AHEAD Journal, (13), 2021Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL

Des Aston, Transitions to postschool settings for students with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, International Perspectives on Transitions in Education and Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesOnline16.12.2020, IASSIDD, Inclusive Education Special Interest Research Group, 2020Oral Presentation, 2020

Des Aston, Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland - A National Response, Inclusive National Higher Education Forum, October, 2019, 5-32Report, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Des Aston, Establishing Transition Pathways to Postsecondary Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Journey to Oz -Travelling Together Towards Inclusive EducationDublin20.03.2019, AHEAD, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019 URL

Desmond Aston, National Forum of Inclusive Higher Education Providers - together is better, 3, Winter, Dublin, Ireland, National Centre for Guidance in Education, December, 2019, p38 - 41Report, 2019 TARA - Full Text URL

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Chairperson, Inclusive National Higher Education Forum (INHEF).November 2018 – Current

Member, Disability Stakeholder Group (DSG6) appointed by Minister for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD2022 – 2025