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# Special Needs

Last year
Christmas toys: Children with additional needs can learn so much through play
Ruth Roberts
Four new special schools to be established in Limerick, Wexford, Meath and Kildare
Government could reimburse parents who go private to assess children’s needs, Dáil told
Judge welcomes resolution of number of actions brought against HSE over assessment of children with special needs
All time
Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs
'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class
AG consulted on emergency law to provide more school places for children with special needs
Ombudsman says Government failing children with special education needs
Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says
'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
High Court challenge begins against direction to readmit expelled student with special needs
Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn
New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
Special needs children and their mother launch High Court action to obtain disabled parking permit
Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs
South Dublin schools urged to open more special needs places to tackle shortage
Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme
Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September
Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent
Adam Harris
SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils
School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts
Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term
Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes?
Graham Manning
Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day'
Tracy McGinnis
Wanted: taxi drivers to help give hundreds of kids a special day out in Dublin
Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'
Geraldine Renton
'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny
'I used to have dreams when he was little about him walking and talking. I would wake up sobbing'
Tracy McGinnis
Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified
Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one
'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece
Pride as children with special needs release Christmas album
Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education
Suicidal woman allegedly told to 'go home and overdose' if she wanted to be seen
Attackers 'threatened to rape man with special needs and set him on fire'