Information Booklets & Pamphlets for Parents

Transitional Guidelines for Parents of Students with Special Educational Needs and for Schools

The NCSE has published transitional guidelines for parents of students with special educational needs. These guidelines are intended to assist parents to support their children to make successful transitions. The guidelines are available at four different stages of transitions.

The NCSE has also published guidance for schools on supporting students with special educational needs to make successful transitions.

Please see the following table which contains links to all the guidelines.

TitleVersion
Guidelines on Starting SchoolEnglishIrishPolish
Guidelines on Moving from Primary to Post-Primary SchoolEnglishIrishPolish
Guidelines on Moving between Mainstream and Special SettingsEnglishIrishPolish
Guidelines on Planning for Life after SchoolEnglishIrishPolish
Transitional Guidelines for SchoolsEnglishIrish

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Post-School Education and Training

Information on Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) in association with the National Disability Authority (NDA) has published an information booklet about the full range of post-school education and training options for adults and school leavers with disabilities.

The NCSE booklet contains summary information on all of the main programmes and supports available to students with disabilities. It also provides convenient links and signposts to where more information and guidance on these programmes can be found.

Click to download – Post-School Education and Training: Information on Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities

 

Choosing a School

A Guide For Parents and Guardians of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents and Guardians of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

An Irish version of this booklet is available here

 

Information Booklet for Parents of Children with Special Education Needs

The NCSE is pleased to announce the publication of a new Information Booklet for Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs. This booklet gives parents information on the full range of educational supports available in schools for children with special educational needs and can be downloaded here (9MB).

An Irish version of this booklet is available here

 

NCSE Information Pamphlet Series for Parents of Children with Special Education Needs

Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with a Physical Disability
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Emotional and/or Behavioural Difficulties or Disorders
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People who are Blind/Visually Impaired
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with General Learning Disabilities (GLD) 
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Specific Speech and Language Disorders
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Specific Learning Disabilities
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

Information for Parents/Guardians of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Young People
An Irish version of this pamphlet is available here

A hard copy version of these pamphlets are available through the SENO network.

An Irish Sign Language version of the Information Leaflet of Parents/Guardians of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Young People is available here (for full screen option, click on the full screen icon bottom left when the video is playing).