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(Ireland) Galway elem school adds autism unit

Jun 17, 2022, RTE: Autism unit unveiled at Galway primary school https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2022/0617/1305483-autism-unit/

A community fund raising initiative has seen the opening of a new autism unit at Radharc na Mara Primary School, in Mervue in Galway City.

There are currently 12 junior and senior infants enrolled at the school which will provide a sensory room, occupational therapy area, an outdoor play area and a life-skills kitchen.

Doireann Hanrahan, one of the teachers in the autism classes, said: "Radharc na Mara is a designated DEIS One school which means it has a disadvantaged status due to the socio-economic demographic of the local community.

"Unlike other, more affluent schoools, we cannot rely on parents and the local community for financial help….

Local businesses helped get the autism unit 'over the line'

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