July 24, 2017, Independent (Ireland): 'He has the same right to an education as every other child' - Jack (12) who has autism facing home-tuition because there are no school places http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/he-has-the-same-right-to-an-education-as-every-other-child-jack-12-who-has-autism-facing-hometuition-because-there-are-no-school-places-35954712.html A mum fears her 12-year-old son who has autism will regress due to the fact that she can't place him in a secondary school anywhere in Dublin or Kildare. Jack Cullen is due to start second level this September and needs to attend a school with am ASD unit or a class for children with special needs. His mum, Karen Kavanagh, began searching for schools in September 2015 when she was given a list of 11 schools by the HSE. These were schools in Dublin and Kildare that were able to meet his needs. However due to the schools being at capacity she has not been able to secure a place. If there is no place found a home-tutor will be provided. Jack has autism and is also severely dyslexic but has been in a special education setting since his mum sought early intervention for him after his diagnosis. He just graduated from primary school in Drimnagh.