Survey for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder living in Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W or 8.

For many children on the Autism Spectrum, the transition to mainstream Secondary School represents a significant challenge. ASD Special Classes within mainstream 2nd Level schools can be of huge benefit in enabling children with ASD to remain in mainstream schooling and achieve their academic potential.

However, currently there are no Secondary Schools with Special ASD Classes in any of the Dublin postal areas of Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W or 8.

Given that there are several ASD Special Classes in Primary Schools in these areas, plus many other children at Primary Level with ASD being supported in the classroom by SNAs and Resource Teachers, it seems likely that many ASD students in the South Central Dublin area would benefit from an ASD Special Class at Secondary Level were one (or more) to be available.

This survey has been created by parents with a child with ASD currently in Primary School with a view to (a) gauging demand for ASD Special Classes at Secondary School level within the area and (b) putting together a critical mass of interested parents to lobby for the establishing of such classes.

Please help us by completing this survey yourself - and by sharing it within your own ASD parent networks.

Thank you.


(Note: any personal information you supply will be treated as strictly confidential, and will not be shared without your own permission. If you have any enquiries relating to this survey or its subject matter please email info@nickkelly.ie or nhyland02@gmail.com )

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* 1. My Primary School child with ASD is currently in...

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* 2. My child lives in...

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* 3. My child is

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* 4. In addition to ASD, my child also has

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* 5. What issues are you or your child concerned about in making the transition to secondary school? (Tick any that apply)

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* 6. I believe that the most beneficial Secondary School solution for my child with ASD would be

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* 7. If your child has been offered a place at a Mainstream Secondary School (or Schools), please enter the name of the school(s) and the year of intended entry (e.g. St Michaels, 2018)

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* 8. If your child is on the waiting list for a Mainstream Secondary School (or Schools) please enter the name of the school(s), the year of intended entry, and the place on the waiting list (e.g. St. Michaels, 2018, 46)

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* 9. My child has a sibling or siblings in a Mainstream Secondary School

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* 10. I would be prepared to consider a fee-paying Secondary School with a Special ASD Class for my child

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* 11. If you would be interested in joining a parents group to lobby for the establishment of an ASD Special Class in one or more schools in the South Central area, please give us your details (these details will remain private and will not be shared without your permission):

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