Dáil Éireann - Volume 470 - 15 October, 1996
Written Answers. - Blind Pupil Education.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
209. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education the education options, if any, which are available for a blind child (details supplied) in County Mayo. [18345/96]
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach) Niamh Bhreathnach
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): The child in question has been assessed as being mildly mentally handicapped and, until recently, had been attending her nearest suitable school, St. Anthony's special school in Castlebar. However, I understand that the child's mother has concerns about the suitability of this placement and has withdrawn her from the school.
I am concerned to ensure that this child receives a suitable education. I have requested a member of my Department's inspectorate to visit the family as a matter of urgency to discuss their concerns and possible options for the future.
Dáil Éireann 470 Written Answers. Blind Pupil Education.