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(Ireland) Sad example of 6 autistic kids who still have no places in school

Nov 5, 2018, Independent: Six pupils with autism start late due to build delay Six children with autism are to start their long-awaited first day of secondary school today after building delays left them without a classroom for nine weeks. An extension to St Conleth's Vocational School in Newbridge, Co Kildare, which included two new units for children with autism, was due to be completed by September 1 for all pupils to return from the summer break. However, delays in signing off on the new building by the Department of Education and the local council meant the school could not fully reopen in time, leaving six children at home for the first half of the term. Cecilia Semple, whose daughter Kelly (13) will attend the school from today, said parents feel their children had been "forgotten about" and were treated as "invisible" by officials. …

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