Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he hopes officials from his department will meet management of a special needs school in Dublin, where parents say they feel pupils have been abandoned by the authorities.
Parents concerned over level of services at special needs school
Parents of disabled children attending St John of God's Special School in Islandbridge told RTÉ's Morning Ireland programme that their children were receiving no Speech and Language or Occupational therapies, despite a vital need for these treatments - writes rte.ie
The parents, whose children have disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and deafness, say they feel their children have been forgotten about.
St John of God's told RTÉ News that "due to the multitude of needs and the scarcity of resources, the service is not in a position to provide all children with the level of services they require."
Parents cannot access services from the HSE because the HSE tells them that St John of God's must provide them.
Mr Bruton said this morning that officials from his department would meet the school "hopefully today".
His department later clarified that preliminary discussions will take place today with a view to meeting tomorrow.
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