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(UK) NI: Elem school adds "new Autism Specific Classroom"; 'We are very proud'

Dec 25, 2021, NI Derry Now: Autism Specific Class Opens in County Derry School https://www.derrynow.com/news/local-news/710114/autism-specific-class-opens-in-county-derry-school.html

St. Brigid's Primary School, Mayogall have this term opened a new Autism Specific Classroom. The ASC1 class now has four pupils from across the Mid-Ulster area who can take advantage of being part of a mainstream school whilst being taught in a smaller, supportive setting…. The Autism Specific Class at St. Brigid's is in a large modular building which was completely refurbished by the Education Authority. In addition to the classroom, there is a new sensory room which has the latest state of the art resources for children to become emotionally regulated. Plans are afoot for an outdoor sensory garden to be constructed for this class in the spring of 2022 in addition to the current internal resources…. The Autism Specific Class has a very high staff ratio – with one teacher and one full-time assistant for the four pupils. In addition, currently another part-time assistant is also on the team…. “We are very proud of the class, which had added another much needed asset to the school. If anyone has any queries about this specialist provision please contact our school office.”

The sensory room at the Autism Specific Classroom at St. Brigid's