Thursday, 13 October 2016

Questions (40)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

40. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide special needs assistant support on post-leaving certificate courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30021/16]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) are allocated to Special Schools and to mainstream Primary and Post Primary schools to assist children with special educational needs who also have additional and significant care needs.

There are currently no plans to extend this to the PLC programme. However, PLC participants may be eligible to supports under the Fund for Students with Disabilities which is administered by the National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education.