This section is created to share important information about ASD Unit as well as about Autism.
We will try to update these pieces of information on a regular basis but if you have any other relevant info you are more then welcome to share it with us through our ”Comment section”.
About ASD Units:
ASD Units cater for the needs of children with Autism who are of school – going age and are attached to a mainstream and special schools. The pupil-teacher ratio in these Units is 6:1 and pupils are further supported by a minimum of two Special Needs Assistants per class.
There are also early intervention classes (attached to primary schools) for children of pre-school age who are on the autistic spectrum.
There is a lot of information for parents on the SNPA website. Please check on: http://www.specialneedsparents.ie
Irish Autism Action’s website – this website is designed to help parents and professionals to access the information they require from understanding autism, applying for an autism ID card, understanding the assessment and diagnosis process to education options, therapy and interventions. More info on: https://autismireland.ie
Local Autism Support Groups
Dóchas – Autism Mid West
14 Parnell Street
Tel 061 405923
Special Needs Support Group
Garryowen Community Development Project
17 John Street
Contact: Michelle 0851981182, Claire 0863400333
Kerry Autism Action