Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Questions (172)

Michael Ring

Question:

274 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not been provided with the educational support they need; and when they will be provided with a special needs assistant following their assessment in 2003. [25601/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I can confirm that my Department received an application from the school to establish a special class for autism. Such a class may cater for the educational needs of the pupil in question. The application is currently being considered and the special education section of my Department is liaising with my Department's National Educational Psychological Service, NEPS, and building unit as part of this process. My officials will be making early contact with the school concerning the child's needs.