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# ncse - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

# ncse - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# ncse - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

# ncse - Monday 9 September, 2013

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

# ncse - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching

Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.

# ncse - Monday 1 October, 2012

Group recommends teachers should be upskilled to handle student behaviour

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland welcomed the report but said the loss of teachers due to cutbacks is “extremely damaging” to the promotion of positive behaviour in the classroom.

# ncse - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Number of SNAs 'similar to last year' but schools to get less resource hours

There will be 10,311 special needs assistants allocated to schools across Ireland in September.

# ncse - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

One in four children have special educational needs - study

Teachers and parents believe up to 25 per cent of nine-year-olds have a special learning need, new research has shown.