Lack of school placements for additional needs students – Rebecca McDermott

21st June 2024

Rebecca McDermott (ThisIsMeNeurodiversty Support group), speaks to Wendy about the lack of primary and post-primary school places for students with additional needs for the upcoming September 2024 academic term. Rebecca raises awareness of in one area of Dublin alone, up to 17 children just in this area of Dublin 15 do not have a primary or post-primary school place for the coming school year. All these children have a diagnosis of autism and require either a special class or special school placement in order to meet their assessed needs. Rebecca speaks about the pressure and stress this is causing for parents across the country.

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