Kelly Welcomes Autism Spectrum Unit

Local TD, Alan Kelly, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the news that an Autism Spectrum Unit has been approved for Killenaive National School, Killeen.

Local TD, Alan Kelly, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the news that an Autism Spectrum Unit has been approved for Killenaive National School, Killeen.

Minister Kelly stated: “I am delighted that the school has been approved for the unit. The unit aims to offer an Autism specific learning environment within a mainstream school. This type of educational setting facilitates optimum inclusion as part of the school community with access to mainstream activities as appropriate”.

“The school currently consists of two mainstream classes and an autism spectrum class which started in September 2012, I have no doubt that the addition of an Autism Spectrum Unit will make a very positive difference to the pupils and teachers”.

“I am delighted for the principal of the school Therese McCormack, the staff, the pupils and the parents all of whom are fully committed to the school”.