Dáil Éireann - Volume 669 - 04 December, 2008
Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.
Deputy Michael Creed Deputy Michael Creed
Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Education and Science if his Department has received a request for the establishment of an autism unit at a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44498/08]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The Deputy will be aware that the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible, through its network of local Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs), for allocating resource teachers and special needs assistants to schools to support children with special needs. The NCSE operates within my Department’s criteria in allocating such support. I have arranged for the details supplied by the Deputy to be forwarded to the NCSE for their attention and direct reply.
All schools have the names and contact details of their local SENO. Parents may also contact their local SENO directly to discuss their child’s special educational needs, using the contact details available on www.ncse.ie.
Dáil Éireann 669 Written Answers. Special Educational Needs.