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(Ireland) Education minister to look into lack of places for kids with ASD in Carlow and Kilkenny

Feb 2, 2018, (Ireland) KCLR FM: Education Minister asked to review ASD spaces available for children in Kilkenny and Carlow http://kclr96fm.com/education-minister-asked-to-review-asd-spaces-available-for-children-in-kilkenny-and-carlow/ The Minister for Education has agreed to review the number of spaces for children in Carlow and Kilkenny in Autism Units. Local Deputy Kathleen Funchion has told the Dáil [the Irish Parliament] this week that there are not enough spaces for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder within a reasonable geographical area despite what the National Council for Special Education says. Deputy Funchion asked the Minister yesterday to ask the NCSE why there are children that can’t get a space in their local school. She says the issue needs to be addressed so that all children can reach their potential.