Admission to An Cuan (ASD Centre)

Admission to An Cuan (ASD centre)

The board of management has decided that due to resources one class with a maximum of six students will be available from September 1st 2015.

Criteria for entry

•The school prioritises access to the centre where the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces.

•Only applicants that have been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are eligible to apply. This diagnosis is based on the current Department of Education guidelines. Successful enrolment will depend on the level of support and in what areas of function an individual needs and the availability of resources in the school.

•Priority is given to 6th class pupils from the normal ten feeder primary school.

•Followed by the students diagnosed with ASD currently enrolled in Colaiste Iosagain. Of these, priority will be given to the youngest pupils.

•Followed by 6th class pupils who have not attended the ten normal feeder primary schools.

•Finally late applications will then be considered.

•All applications must be submitted on a standard school application form

•Parents/Guardians should submit a letter of application along with supporting documentation on or before enrolment day to apply for a place in the ASD centre.

•Acceptance for enrolment into standard first year is distinctly different to acceptance into the ASD centre.

•The school principal is responsible for implementing these guidelines under the direction of the Board of Management.