Specialised facilities for children with autism have been announced for four Galway schools this term.
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Units aim to integrate children with severe autism into the wider school community.
These facilities will be provided in Merlin Woods NationalSchool in Doughiska, Gort Community School, Archbishop McHale College in Tuam and Gairmscoil Mhuire in Athenry.
The 6 pupil classes are delivered by a dedicated teacher with the support of two special needs assistants.
Source: Galway News, 1st Sept 2011