Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (193)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

193. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision can be expected on a July provision appeal by a person (details supplied); his plans to ensure that provision is granted in view of the specific needs of the person and the supporting documentation provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26327/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The purpose of my Department’s July Provision Grant Scheme is to provide funding towards an extended school year for children with a severe or profound general learning disability or children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) enrolled in recognised schools.

The eligibility criteria for the July Provision Grant Scheme 2019 is set out in the Department's Information Note on the scheme which was published with the application forms and is available on the Department's website at www.education.ie.

In the case referred to by the Deputy an application for home based July provision was received in the Department. The application was refused as it was outside the terms of the scheme. An appeal, with supporting documentation, was received in the Department on 11th June 2019. The appeal was considered and refused as the child in question does not have the required diagnosis and therefore does not qualify for the July Provision Grant Scheme.

The parent was notified of the decision by letter on 17th June 2019.