Admissions and Enrolment Policy

Stepping Stones Special School for Children with Autism and Complex Needs under the patronage of Autism Ireland is a Special School funded by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) for children with an autism spectrum disorder and complex needs . The school welcomes any referrals for enrolment to the school, and any student aged between 4 and 18 years of age who has a confirmed diagnosis of Autism (as per DSM-IV or DSM-V or ICD-10 criteria by a certified psychologist) , in addition of a recommendation for ASD specific education in a specialised setting, will be considered for enrolment in accordance with the policies and procedures more fully defined below. This enrolment policy is set out in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998, the Education Welfare Act 2000, the Equal Status Act 2000, the Disabilities Act 2005, and The Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004, and the rules for national schools as updated by relevant DES circulars. The Board trusts that by so doing, parents will be assisted in relation to enrolment.

Parents/guardians who require clarification of any aspect of the policy should contact the Chairperson of the school’s Board of Management: Mr Alan Doyle, the School Principal: Ms Maria Corredor Saiz.

Contact details can be obtained through the main school reception 01 5054398.