Home > Posts tagged "Policy"

Policy

Explainer: What Happened in Senator Devine’s Commencement Matter on SEN Schools Provision in the Seanad?

On Thursday morning, Senator Máire Devine submitted a Commencement Matter to Seanad Éireann on the lack of provision of school places for autistic children. She also cited our Invisible Children report on School Absences and Withdrawals in Ireland’s Autism Community, launched this week. The Minister answering was Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State at the Department of …

Explainer: What Happened in Senator Devine’s Commencement Matter on SEN Schools Provision in the Seanad?Read More »

Explainer: What Happened in Senator Ó Ríordáin’s Commencement Matter on School Places in the Seanad?

On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin submitted a Commencement Matter to Seanad Éireann on the provision of school places this September in the cases of four autistic children in his constituency, asking the Minister for Education to intervene. He also raised the matter of home tuition as a fall-back for not finding a school …

Explainer: What Happened in Senator Ó Ríordáin’s Commencement Matter on School Places in the Seanad?Read More »

Press Release: AsIAm Advice on Education Plans

In December 2018, it was brought to AsIAm’s attention that the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has issued advice to its members encouraging them to disengage with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)/Student Support Files (SSFs)/individualised planning within their schools. We learnt that this followed similar advice issued by the Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI) over …

Press Release: AsIAm Advice on Education PlansRead More »

Call Out: Complete Our Survey on Adult Autism Diagnosis

survey_education_autism

In partnership with Core Clinical, we invite autistic people with a formal adult diagnosis of autism/autism spectrum disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome to complete our new survey “Stress, distress, and mental illness: how can a new adult autism assessment and intervention service best support you?” Please take a few minutes to complete our survey and share. What’s it for? Core …

Call Out: Complete Our Survey on Adult Autism DiagnosisRead More »

A Right to Earn a Living ~ AsIAm Explains

right_to_earn_living

Last week, Education and Skills Minister Joe McHugh TD stated that his Department would be appealing a High Court ruling over a Leaving Cert student whose points were incorrectly added up. Justice Humphreys found that “in the modern world, it is difficult and in some cases impossible to earn one’s livelihood without access to higher …

A Right to Earn a Living ~ AsIAm ExplainsRead More »

Call Out: Complete Our Surveys on School Places and Exclusion/Withdrawal

survey_education_autism

As the national autistic advocacy organisation, AsIAm receives a huge volume of messages from families with a child on the autism spectrum who can’t access a school place, or whose child can no longer attend school. We know the situation has escalated over the past number of years, affecting many families across the country. As …

Call Out: Complete Our Surveys on School Places and Exclusion/WithdrawalRead More »

AsIAm Condemns the ‘Pick & Choose’ Approach to Meeting Students’ Needs from the ASTI & TUI

asiam-condemns-asti-advice.jpg.

Sign our petition calling for the ASTI & TUI to revise their advice here!   AsIAm, Ireland’s largest autism charity, has today condemned the Association of Second Level Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) for its advice to members, issued yesterday, to refuse to participate in or implement Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Student Support Files (SSF). …

AsIAm Condemns the ‘Pick & Choose’ Approach to Meeting Students’ Needs from the ASTI & TUIRead More »

We Need an Inclusive, Measurable Autism Strategy

AsIAm has said the publication by the Department of Health of two reports relating to autism must be followed quickly by a real, measurable and appropriately resourced national strategy on autism, with meaningful involvement of autistic people and their family members. The Department of Health has finally released the reports – one on the prevalence …

We Need an Inclusive, Measurable Autism StrategyRead More »

Call Out: NCSE Consultations on Special Schools and Classes

Our survey on special schools and classes is now live and open to the public! If you’re a school pupil who’s autistic, family member of a child on the autistic spectrum or an educational professional with experience of special schools or classes, please fill out our survey.  What’s it for? The National Council for Special …

Call Out: NCSE Consultations on Special Schools and ClassesRead More »

Top