Mar 1, 2023, Tipperary Live: Carrick-on-Suir to get dedicated primary school class for children with autism, TD is informed https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/home/1049233/carrick-on-suir-to-get-dedicated-primary-school-class-for-children-with-autism-td-is-informed.html
A new Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class for primary school children is to be opened at Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire for the 2023/2024 academic year. a Tipperary TD has been informed.
The news will be welcomed by parents of young children with ASD living in Carrick-on-Suir who have found it very difficult to secure primary school places for their children.
Primary school age children from Carrick with ASD currently have to travel to schools in communities like Mooncoin, Piltown and Portlaw that have dedicated ASD classes.
The decision to set up an ASD class in Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire was confirmed to Tipperary Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne in a response to a Parliamentary Question he tabled on the issue this week.
He is one of several local politicians to make representations over the past 18 months on behalf of parents in Carrick-on-Suir who have struggled over recent years to acquire an ASD class for their children….
“The steadfast campaigning of parents and teachers in Carrick on Suir have made this happen," he continued. …