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#Special Needs

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

From TheJournal.ie SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils Labour Court

SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils

The Labour Court made the recommendation as a measure to halt the dispute between SNAs and Scoil Muchua.

From TheJournal.ie School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts Special Needs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes? Special Needs

Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes?

Students with special educational needs have enough challenges place in front of them, they should not have to fight the education system as well, writes Graham Manning.

From TheJournal.ie Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day' Column

Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day'

When it comes to numbers, the number attached to my age isn’t important. There are, however, some numbers that are very important to me, writes Tracy McGinnis.

From TheJournal.ie Wanted: taxi drivers to help give hundreds of kids a special day out in Dublin Big Day Out

Wanted: taxi drivers to help give hundreds of kids a special day out in Dublin

The event has been running in Dublin since 1960, offering a fun day out every year for children with special needs.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island' National Carers Week

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'

My boys will not have “typical” childhood but they will have very special memories, writes carer Geraldine Renton.

From TheJournal.ie 'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny Special Needs

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to have dreams when he was little about him walking and talking. I would wake up sobbing' Special Needs

'I used to have dreams when he was little about him walking and talking. I would wake up sobbing'

It is dangerous and upsetting to wonder what it would be like, if only, writes Tracy McGinnis.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified Ill-equipped

Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified

They often feel ill-equipped to meet the needs of their students, a new ESRI report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one Education

Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.

From TheJournal.ie 'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece Courts

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Pride as children with special needs release Christmas album Star Quality

Pride as children with special needs release Christmas album

Students at St Raphael’s have been rehearsing for the CD since the beginning of September.

From TheJournal.ie Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education Educational Needs

Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education

This is in relation to a grant payment for her son, who has autism.

From TheJournal.ie Suicidal woman allegedly told to 'go home and overdose' if she wanted to be seen Refused

Suicidal woman allegedly told to 'go home and overdose' if she wanted to be seen

The incident apparently happened at University Hospital Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Attackers 'threatened to rape man with special needs and set him on fire' Fairview Park

Attackers 'threatened to rape man with special needs and set him on fire'

He was left with serious head injuries after the assault.

From TheJournal.ie Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom Australia

Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom

Australian authorities have launched an investigation into the claims.

From TheJournal.ie My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future? Special Needs

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

From TheJournal.ie Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned Garda Investigation

Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned

The two ponies were lent out to a foster home, but have since gone missing.

From TheJournal.ie This special sensory event is for children who thought they'd never see a panto Cinderella

This special sensory event is for children who thought they'd never see a panto

It’s being held at the Helix Theatre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 new resource teaching posts for children with special needs announced Resource Teaching

Over 300 new resource teaching posts for children with special needs announced

Details of the allocations will be revealed this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy Waiting Lists

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy

On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out Special Needs

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents Special Needs

Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents

When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.

From TheJournal.ie Parents' shock at €500k cut to disability services for children Fear And Anxiety

Parents' shock at €500k cut to disability services for children

St Catherine’s Association said it did not receive any prior notice that the funds were to be cut.

From TheJournal.ie Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours Ruling

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours

The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.

From TheJournal.ie Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants We Care Do You

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants

A circular by the Department of Education outlines new guidelines that would see children with special needs subjected to reviews to keep their SNA supports.

From TheJournal.ie "No question" of reducing number of SNA posts, says Department Special Needs

"No question" of reducing number of SNA posts, says Department

The Department of Education has rejected Micheál Martin’s claims that there are widespread cuts to SNAs.

From TheJournal.ie Martin warns of 'covert clampdown' on Special Needs Assistant supports Special Needs

Martin warns of 'covert clampdown' on Special Needs Assistant supports

The Fianna Fáil leader says that new rules on SNAs will lead to “widespread cuts”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

From TheJournal.ie Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome' Proof Required

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'

The card for her four-year-old son was denied.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits Development

Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits

It is vitally important that we look beyond the labels and limits we place on children with developmental challenges, writes Karen O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants SNAs

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

The decision has been welcomed by the trade union representing the majority of SNAs.

From TheJournal.ie Jack & Jill CEO: 'I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension' Charities

Jack & Jill CEO: 'I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension'

Jonathan Irwin said charity staff having their salaries topped up with money from donations is “damaging”.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced Budget 2014

Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced

The National Council for Special Education said the new positions brings this year’s allocation to more than 5,700.

From TheJournal.ie 118 new classes to open for children with special needs Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

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

From TheJournal.ie Taxi drivers 'badly' needed for this year's special children's outing Charity

Taxi drivers 'badly' needed for this year's special children's outing

The event has been running in Dublin since 1960, offering a fun day out every year for children with special needs.

From TheJournal.ie Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school Criminal Damage

Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening, to contact them.

From TheJournal.ie Working-class boys with special needs most likely to hate school Special Needs

Working-class boys with special needs most likely to hate school

The research found that children with educational difficulties dislike school more than those with physical disabilities or speech deficiencies.

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