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Inclusion Ireland: The Summer Programme Is Heading For "Complete Failure".

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The programme is for children with additional educational needs.

Inclusion Ireland says the enhanced Summer Programme for children with additional educational needs is heading for complete collapse.

The scheme is, according to II, afflicted with  low take-up among schools, difficulty for parents in sourcing home tutors, and the exclusion of children with mild intellectual disabilities in mainstream education.

The Department delayed announcing the details of the Summer Programme until mid May.

The organisation says this has impacted on the time available  for school planning and parent’s ability to source tutors.


Lorraine Dempsey is CEO of Inclusion Ireland and, speaking to Kildare Today, says these problems became apparent last year.

 

Lorraine Dempsey joined Clem Ryan on Thursday's edition of the programme.

 

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