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Disability & Carers Groups Secure Commitment From Ministers Foley And Madigan

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Groups highlighted to Ministers members anger and disappointment at being left behind in the return-to-mainstream school plan The four leading advocacy groups representing students with additional needs, Inclusion Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland and AsIAm, met today with the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, and Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD. The …

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No consultation on changes to school re-opening plan that will negatively affect 20,000 children with additional needs – Disability and Family Carer Groups

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Representative groups waiting over a month for engagement from Government on special education issues Four leading advocacy organisations representing children with special educational needs and their families, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland and Inclusion Ireland, have criticised the Government for making significant changes to plans to re-open schools on a phased basis with …

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Thousands of children with additional education needs in mainstream education ‘completely dropped’ from school re-opening agenda – Disability and Family Carer groups

  Groups waiting over a month for a meeting with Minister Foley while parents and children with additional educational needs left in the dark Four leading advocacy organisations representing children with special educational needs and their families, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland and Inclusion Ireland have said that thousands of children with additional …

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SuperValu & AsIAm’s Bridge Back to School Returns to SuperValu stores Nationwide

Autism friendly learning resource Bridge Back to School Resource Available in all 223 SuperValu stores from 19th February SuperValu and AsIAm in collaboration with Mary Immaculate College are delighted to announce the return of the Bridge Back to School learning resource. Covid-19 continues to pose challenges for every household in Ireland and since the ongoing …

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New #ChildrensFuturesIRL campaign focuses on children’s right to an adequate education

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  New #ChildrensFuturesIRL campaign focuses on children’s right to an adequate education Leading children’s charities – including AsIAm, Barnardos, Children’s Rights Alliance, Inclusion Ireland, and National Parents Council Primary – are joining forces today to launch a major campaign called Children’s Futures, publishing a legal opinion and results from a brand-new parents’ survey.   While tentatively …

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Explainer: Supplementary Education Programme

What is this?  The Department of Education, along with relevant education stakeholders, has begun a phased return to in-person learning for children with additional needs, including those on the autism spectrum.  While many pupils reportedly adapted well to online learning, there is a growing body of evidence which indicates that the absence of school and …

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Partial return to special education ‘a mixed day’ for families – Disability, Children’s and Family Carer groups

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Seven leading advocacy organisations, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos, and the National Parents Council, have described today, which sees a partial return to special education for a limited number of students, as a mixed day for families, and called for the Government and education stakeholders to …

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Special School Closure: A Timeline

Recent events have created a great deal of anxiety for children with special educational needs and their families. We at AsIAm understand it is hard to keep track of as the situation develops so rapidly. For this reason, we have created a timeline charting events from the beginning of the latest Covid-19 restrictions until now.       In the December, the Department of Education …

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Disability and Family Carer groups welcome Government announcement on phased return to school for students with special educational needs

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Announcement will come as a huge relief to children with SEN and their families Four leading advocacy organisations representing students with additional needs and their carers, Down Syndrome Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, AsIAm and Family Carers Ireland, have welcomed the announcement by Government today that they are targeting a return to school for primary students with …

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Disability and Family Carer groups welcome Fórsa announcement on resumption of in-school services on a phased basis

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 Announcement is positive signal – but remaining hurdles must be cleared urgently Four leading advocacy organisations representing students with additional needs and their carers, Down Syndrome Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, AsIAm and Family Carers Ireland, have welcomed the announcement by Fórsa that they will advise SNAs to co-operate with the phased resumption of in-school services to …

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