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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Department of Education and Skills

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Photo of Kathleen FunchionKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein)
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137. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the additional supports being put in place for a person (details supplied). [44269/18]

Photo of John HalliganJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent)
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My Department's policy is that all children with Special Educational Needs can have access to an education appropriate to their needs, preferably in school settings through the primary and post primary school network.

Such placements facilitate access to individualised education programmes which may draw from a range of appropriate educational interventions, delivered by fully qualified professional teachers, with the support of Special Needs Assistants and the appropriate school curriculum.

Enhanced pupil teacher and Special Needs Assistant ratios are provided to special schools to support them in dealing with pupil’s educational and care needs.

In regard to School Transport, Bus Éireann has confirmed that a school transport service is being provided for the child in question.


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