Written answers

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Department of Education and Skills

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding laptop assistance in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28171/14]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department provides funding to schools towards the cost of assistive technology for pupils in Primary, Post Primary and Special schools for personal computers and specialist software for educational purposes under the Assistive Technology scheme, as set out in my Department's Circular 0010/2013. I can advise the Deputy that an application for assistive technology support for the child referred to by the Deputy has been received in my Department. Further information has been requested from the school regarding the completion of the application form. The application will be considered further once this information is received.

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