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(Ireland) Dublin school to add autism extension unit

Apr 24, 2021, Independent: Pupils looking forward to new €3m extension

Pupils and staff of St Nicholas NS in Nicholas Street are looking forward to the completion next year of a €3 million [$4.6M U.S.] extension to the school. Work began in February and is expected to be finished in April 2022. On the ground floor of the two-storey extension to the front of the original building will be a special needs unit for children with autism, with three new mainstream classrooms overhead. The development also includes a sensory room and sensory garden…. The Autism Classes, Infants and 1st Class returned on 22 February, followed by 2nd to 6th on 1 March. The autism unit, The Haven, is housed in a prefab on the adjacent Coláiste Rís playing fields, where it has been for the last couple of years….

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