Lack of supports sees ‘hundred of students with autism leave school’

Hundreds of students on the autism spectrum are falling out of the school system each year due to a lack of support, a conference on autism has been told.

The second AsIAm National Autism Conference held in Dublin on Saturday also heard 20 per cent of people diagnosed with autism were in full-time employment.

According to AsIAm; an autism advocacy organisation, the understanding and expertise required to ensure social participation of people in Ireland with autism lagged behind that of other European countries.”

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22nd October 2017
Irish Times