Early Intervention Class and ASD Class
ASD Early Intervention Class – Age 3 to 5 years
In September 2023 we opened our Early Intervention Class for children with Autism. This is a class for children who have a diagnosis of Autism. Entry to the ASD Early Intervention Class is intended to provide support for children with ASD before they start school.
There is a maximum of 6 children in the class with a full-time teacher and two SNAs to support them (up to 3 children = 1 teacher and 1 SNA). This allows us to deliver a personalised and tailored education to meet the individual needs of each child.
Our aim is to help each child develop and reach their full potential in a holistic manner. Within the class there are many opportunities for each child to develop academically, socially and emotionally.
Each child in the class has access to individual learning stations, our multi-sensory room, an outdoor play area and trained and supportive staff.
Children must be over 3 years of age on entry and should not be over 6 years of age in the final placement year.
Completed application forms must be accompanied by a psychological report with a written recommendation for an ASD class placement. Placement in the Early Intervention Class does not automatically mean a placement in the school going age ASD class. Please see our ASD enrolment policy for further information.
ASD Class – School Age
In September 2024 we are delighted to be opening a class for children with a diagnosis of Autism. The class aims to offer a positive meaningful educational experience, which allows the child to develop to his/her full potential in an environment that offers clarity, routine, stability and calmness.
There will be a maximum of 6 children in the class with a full-time teacher and two SNAs to support them (up to 3 children = 1 teacher and 1 SNA). This allows us to deliver a very personalised and tailored education to meet the individual needs of each child.
Our ASD class offers an autism specific learning environment within a mainstream co-educational national school. We wish to provide a broad curriculum which focuses on the abilities and strengths of each child, while supporting their areas of need. The class facilitates inclusion in mainstream education as part of the school community with regard to levels of general learning ability, resources and suitability for such inclusion.
Each child in the class will have access to individual learning stations, quiet zones, our multi-sensory room an outdoor play area and trained and supportive staff.
Your child must have a diagnosis of Autism / Autistic Spectrum Disorder made using the DSM-IV/V or ICD 10 by the psychologist or team along with a written psychological assessment /report with a recommendation by the relevant professionals that a special class placement in a mainstream school is both necessary and suitable for the child. Please see our ASD enrolment policy for further information.