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Disability and Family Carer groups say  uncertainty about school re-opening is cruel and detrimental

The groups are responding to mixed messages from the Department and stakeholders on the return to school for children with additional needs next Thursday Four leading advocacy organisations, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland and Inclusion Ireland, have expressed deep concern at the lack of clarity being provided to children with additional needs, and …

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Explainer: The phased re-opening of special education?

This evening (Friday 15th January) the Department of Education has written to Primary School Principals in both mainstream and special school settings outlining the agreed, phased approach to re-opening special schools, special classes and in-school support for students with additional needs from Thursday 21st January. We have worked to put together a short “Questions and …

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AsIAm seeks urgent engagement with Government as families left reeling from u-turn on special classes and schools

Over 18,000 students with additional needs set to return to school on Monday  should get additional supports 8th January 2021 Ireland’s National Autism Charity, AsIAm, has said the families it supports have been left reeling by the surprise government decision to keep special classes and schools closed, 24 hours after it was announced they were …

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Government announcement on special schools and classes, but leaves majority of students behind

Special Educational Needs Groups

A majority, at least 10,000 students, with special educational needs attend mainstream classes, and will not be catered for. 6th January 2021 Three leading advocacy organisations representing students with additional needs, Down Syndrome Ireland, Inclusion Ireland and AsIAm have welcomed the Government’s announcement that education will continue for students with special educational needs in special …

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AsIAm, Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland say complete withdrawal of educational support services would be “intolerable”

Yesterday evening, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland and Inclusion Ireland wrote to the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD to seek urgent engagement on the issue of school closures and how children with additional needs could be supported and protected from the impact of any …

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“Bridge Back to School”- An Autism-Friendly Learning Resource for Summer 2020

SuperValu & AsIAm are delighted to announce the launch of a learning resource toolkit, developed with Mary Immaculate College. COVID-19 has posed challenges for every household in Ireland and for many autistic people, the loss of structure and routine has been particularly tough. As people return to education re-establishing routines in settings that may have …

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#alliscalm Campaign: Bid for Bauble!

Bid for an all is calm bauble

Loving the AsIAm #alliscalm campaign? Want to own a piece of autism and artistic history? 9 of the countries leading young artists have hand painted their response to our campaign on luxury Christmas Baubles.  We are auctioning the pieces to support our work and you can view and bid here

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