John speaks to PAMELA MEATS who has an autistic son is about to attend secondary school and she feels that is a problem with special needs assistance.
She discusses the process of appealing the refused application, the reasons why she feels the assistance is needed for her son and her frustrations about how the SNA description is constantly changing as more autistic children lose their entitlement to an SNA.
She also expresses her fears for her son as he is about to enter secondary school, how a granted SNA would put her mind to rest and her anger and confusion about why no specific reasons were given to her son’s refused application in which she has considered legal action.
She also briefly talked about how other parents with autistic children have been fighting to keep their SNA’s for their children.
|Duration: 18'01"||DATE: June 5, 2014|
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs|
|Keywords:autism, sna, special needs assistance, secondary school, refused application|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|
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