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Priority Questions: Autism Support Services (24 May 2017)

“I am not sure the Minister replied to the question I asked. I acknowledge that there has been a significant increase in the number of ASD special classes since 2011 but the ratio of primary to secondary has remained fairly constant. We know that when children transfer from primary to secondary school it can be quite a traumatic time as it is a difficult transition for many students to make....”

Priority Questions: Autism Support Services (24 May 2017)

“It just does not add up. On the one hand the Minister is saying there is sufficient provision but on the other hand he is saying there will be an 18% increase next year. Either there is sufficient provision or there is not. It is quite clear that there is not at the moment. While SENOs make recommendations, unfortunately, second level schools are not required to open ASD special classes....”

Priority Questions: Autism Support Services (24 May 2017)

“29. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the adequacy of the current provision of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, places at both primary and secondary level; the steps he is taking to ensure provision is adequate to meet demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25048/17]”

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