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How do I get a school place for my child?

Every child in Ireland has a constitutional right to a free primary education. Children with special education needs are provided for a free education until the age of 18 years. 

Mainstream classes aren’t always the best setting for autistic students. Special classes or special school, depending on the person’s needs, might be more suitable for providing the necessary level of support required.

Alternatively, some students may be able to attend an autism class within a mainstream school. This allows them to integrate into a mainstream school community, participate as far as possible in the curriculum, along with additional supports in the areas they might struggle with.

For more information on securing a school place, click here.