Better Pre-School Access for Children with Disabilities
In June 2016 Minister Zappone launched a new Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) to give children with disabilities better access to pre-school. A range of initiatives are being made available as part of the model Inclusion Charter. Pre-school services are invited to sign up to this Charter by producing their own Inclusion Policy
Up to 900 specially trained Inclusion Coordinators in ECCE settings by September 2017.
Advice and support from the Early Years Specialist Service (Access & Inclusion) can be accessed at (01) 5117222.
Specialised equipment, appliances or a grant towards minor alterations. Service providers, in partnership with parents/guardians, must complete an application form.
Therapy services or additional capitation to fund extra support. Service providers, in partnership with parents/guardians, must complete an application form.
Full details on AIM are available at www.preschoolaccess.ie