About this section 

This section aims to inform parents of the supports and entitlements their child may access in schools.

Jargon Buster

We are campaigning for all public information to be written in plain English and accessible to all.

Here are explanations for frequently used jargon and acronyms (HSE = Health Service Executive, for example)

Education Jargon Buster

Information and Fact Sheets​

1. Section 29 Appeal

This is provided for in the Education Act 1998. Where a child is expelled from school or refused a place in a school the parent can appeal this decision. The appeal is made to the Department of Education or the local Education and Training Board.  

Section Appeal 29 Fact Sheet

​Section 29 Appeals Application Form

Section 29 Appeal - Introduction 

2. July provision

This is an extension to the school year for children with autism or a severe/profound intellectual disability. Many children receive July provision in school. Where a school does not provide July provision a child can avail of 40 hours of home based tuition.  

July Provision Fact Sheet

Home based July Provision 2015 Information 

3. Extra Information 

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Needs Assistant Scheme