Parent says “there has to be a way around” proposed closure of north Monaghan Autism Unit

“There has to be a way around” the proposed closure of a north Monaghan Autism Unit.

That’s according to a parent of a child who attends the “Le Cheile” ASD Unit at Edenmore National School.

The temporary building is due to close, after a planning application to construct a permanent unit was refused over flood risks.

A Department of Education Spokesperson says officials are working with the National Council for Special Education and the school authority to provide permanent accommodation for the Special Class.

Sean Plummer says the unit has been invaluable to his family, and he believes there is a better solution than closure.