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#Special Needs

# special-needs - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

One in four children have special educational needs - study
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One in four children have special educational needs - study

Nov 16th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,826 Views 2 Comments

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

# special-needs - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Column: ‘Therapists are told to prescribe the cheapest equipment’
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Column: ‘Therapists are told to prescribe the cheapest equipment’

Sep 14th 2011, 7:43 AM 71 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of a planned Dáil protest today, mother Lorraine Dempsey describes the daily struggle faced by parents of children with special needs.

Parents to protest at Dáil against special needs cuts
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Parents to protest at Dáil against special needs cuts

Sep 14th 2011, 7:42 AM 542 Views 5 Comments

Organisers have said they expect a “substantial turnout” at the demonstration later today.

# special-needs - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Special needs cuts 'devastating' for struggling parents
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Special needs cuts 'devastating' for struggling parents

Sep 7th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,059 Views 19 Comments

Protesters will mass at Government Buildings next week in the hope of reversing cuts in care for children with special needs.

# special-needs - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs
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Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs

Jul 13th 2011, 10:00 PM 908 Views 16 Comments

A motion was also put forward to reverse the cuts to Special Needs Assistants but, notably, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn was not present to vote against it.

Thousands expected at protest against Special Needs cutbacks
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Thousands expected at protest against Special Needs cutbacks

Jul 13th 2011, 11:57 AM 604 Views 7 Comments

The government says 200 positions have to be cut, but independent TDs say positions should be safeguarded.

# special-needs - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report
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10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report

Jun 1st 2011, 9:59 PM 319 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Education said that the reduced allocation of special needs teaching hours could be increased in some schools – if demand is less than expected.

# special-needs - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Reduction in special needs assistants concerns parents
Live Apr 14th 2011, 4:36 PM

Reduction in special needs assistants concerns parents