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(Ireland) Athlone: 6 autistic students waiting for additional class to open

Sept 2, 2022, Midlands 103: Midlands Families Still Waiting For Additional Needs Class To Open

Autistic children in Athlone are still waiting for school places, despite being assured they would be accommodated locally this September.
Six students are due to be catered for in a new additional needs

unit in Athlone Community College.

However, parents says no opening date has been given for the unit, while some parents are also still waiting to receive confirmation that their child has secured a place.

Speaking on Midlands Today, Hilda Duignan from Autism Parents Athlone says the lack of communication is unbearable for the families involved...


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