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Saplings Goresbridge School

Saplings Special School for Children with Autism and Complex Needs, Goresbridge is a co-educational autism specific special school, providing high quality education for pupils with autism and complex needs. The school offers child-centred, autism specific education which draws on a range of evidence-based interventions. There are currently 12 students attending our school between the ages of 5 and 18.

All students have a primary diagnosis of autism and a secondary diagnosis of a mild, moderate, or severe/profound learning disability. Some of our students may also have an additional diagnosis. We are one of only thirteen schools in Ireland with a full time Behaviour Analyst on staff.

Our aim is to provide high quality educational support to students with a diagnosis of autism, assisting them to achieve their full potential and participate in their family and community life, through the provision of holistic evidence-based services, celebrating each individual’s dignity, uniqueness and right to an optimal education.