June 6, 2019, Galway Daily: €4.3 million [$6.1M US dollars] secured for new special needs school in Tuam https://galwaydaily.com/news/e4-3-million-secured-for-new-special-needs-school-in-tuam/ St. Oliver’s special school in Tuam has secured €4.3 million for a new special needs school building which is set to begin construction this summer…. St. Oliver’s operates under Ability West to provide education for pupils aged 4 to 18 who have a severe to profound learning disability, as well as catering for children with moderate multiple diagnosis, moderate general learning disability, or who have an additional diagnosis such as autism or behavioural difficulties. The special needs school also has an Early Intervention class for children from 2 ½ to 6 years old with a diagnosis of Autism. Presently St. Oliver’s has 31 students enrolled at its current facility. The new school building will be located at The Glebe, Tuam and will have a floor area of 2,221 sq metres Deputy Canney said that this is an “important investment in special education in Tuam” that will give the local area “a first class modern educational facility”….
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