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(Ireland) Brigown: School expands to accommodate children with autism

Jan 13, 2018, (Ireland) Avondhu Press: Construction of primary school extension to begin in April https://avondhupress.ie/construction-of-primary-school-extension-to-begin-in-april/ Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, Mitchelstown have announced plans to extend their facilities at the primary school at Brigown to accommodate children with autism. Work is expected to begin on a single storey extension to the east elevation of the primary school, a single storey extension to the west of the school and a new disabled access ramp, by April this year. The new build will incorporate a new classroom, corridor and sensory room, a new entrance hall, SET room/office and enclosed porch area and a new disabled access ramp. Speaking to The Avondhu, Fr Gabriel said children with autism had ‘nowhere to go’, “so we decided to step up.