The Irish Times:
Inclusive education can be life changing. It certainly was for me. Just before my eighth birthday I moved from the special school environment I attended for three years to a national school.
This meant I was able to make the short journey to my local school instead of a three-hour round trip each day. It meant sitting next to people my own age, from my own community. It meant being able to take on the mainstream curriculum while still having additional supports such as a special needs assistant (SNA) and additional teaching time. Read article