Autistic boy refused a school place due to lack of spaces

An autistic 6-year-old boy from Newbridge, has been refused a school place for the coming year due to a shortage of places. His worried mother says they will have to apply for a home tutor, but are still waiting on approval from the Department. Home tutoring is not the preferred alternative for this little boy, as his parents feel he would benefit from the social interaction with other children.