St Joseph's Convent Primary School Newry | Autism Specific Class

Autism Specific Class


Number of Classes: 1
Type of Provision: Autism Specific Class (P1-P4)
Type of School: Maintained

Our Autism Specific Class provides a welcoming, caring environment for pupils who have a diagnosis of Autism. It aims to extend their social and life skills by providing a rich and varied range of learning opportunities. It seeks to provide the pupils with opportunities to develop in all aspects of the curriculum at a rate and in a manner that is individual to them.



Classroom Assistants


This class is comprised of one classroom with adjoining quiet rooms, toilets, cloakroom and utility room with direct access to an enclosed outdoor play area . There is wheelchair access from an outside door. The class provides places for boys and girls. The pupils are taught using a variety of strategies such as TEACCH, PECS and ABA. Pupils are integrated into mainstream classes where it is deemed appropriate for them to do so and at a level which supports and fosters their self-esteem.

Highlights/Special Events

The school strives to provide opportunities which enhance the pupils’ life skills. When appropriate they make visits to the local environment and utilize local amenities. Pupils have the opportunity to go horse riding during the year.


Learning Support Centre

We also have a Learning Support Centre for pupils with learning difficulties, which aims to provide opportunities to develop in all aspects of the curriculum. Click the button below to find out more.

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