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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (437)

Gary Gannon

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437. Deputy Gary Gannon asked the Minister for Education if there is funding available to primary and post-primary schools to purchase sensory room equipment for children with additional needs, including autism and Down syndrome; and if not, her plans to provide adequate funding to schools in the future (details supplied). [29847/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

There is funding available to enable the start up of a sensory room within a school.

In order to be eligible for the grant, the school must prove they have an NCSE approved ASD class and that there is a suitable room to house the sensory room – i.e. photos of the room, drawings of school layout with room clearly marked - please note the sensory room must be a separate room from that of the ASD class.  This information can be emailed to furnitureequipment@education.gov.ie where the application for funding will be assessed.

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