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Special Educational Needs

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 June 2020

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Ceisteanna (182)

Denise Mitchell

Ceist:

182. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if children with Down's syndrome will be granted access to the July provision in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10268/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department is planning to provide a summer education programme for children with significant special educational needs as soon as it is safe to do so and in accordance with public health advice.

It is intended that this programme will be similar to the July Provision of previous years.

The Summer Education Programme will take place for children with significant special educational needs enrolled in special schools, special classes and mainstream classes.

The programme will be reliant on schools, teachers and Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) choosing to participate on a voluntary basis.

Planning is under way and an announcement will be made shortly.

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