Finding Help

Helping You

Our ethos is to help and support all parents and guardians in the local community. We’re conscious that sometimes it’s hard to navigate all that is required to look after your child. With that in mind, we have collated some useful links and resources in the areas of general resources, education, health, finances and community.

Where to go for more information?

AsIAmIreland’s National Autism Charity with a purpose to advocate for an inclusive society for autistic people that is accessible, accepting and affirming. AsIAm work to support the autistic community and families to fully engage in Irish life and build the capacity of society to facilitate true inclusion.
Middletown Centre For AutismMiddletown Centre provides a range of training opportunities for parents, carers and educational professionals in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
DESSA – Disability Equality Specialist Support AgencyDESSA is a national community development organisation working to support the full and equal participation of disabled people in Irish society by creating inclusive and non-disabling communities.
Inclusion IrelandWorking towards the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by supporting people to have their voices heard and advocating for rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
National Parent CouncilNPC want to see an Ireland where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
National Autistic SocietyUK association with a goal of transforming lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for autistic people

What are my education options?

In relation to your education options in Ireland today, you have the options of mainstream, mainstream with an autism class, or special school. We have provided a list below for the different schools in the area of D6 ad D6W. Those that do have an autism class are highlighted below. For guidance on the best approach we would always encourage you to work with the NCSE, who oversee the provision of special education in Ireland. They coordinate the local Special Education Needs Officer (SENOs) who are connected to the schools. Their contact details are located on the NCSE website here.

Here are some resources that may be of assistance on your journey:

What schools are available locally?

Early Intervention

School Roll NumberSchoolAreaBoys/Girls/MixedAutism Classes
16966JStratford National SchoolRathgarMixed1


School Roll NumberSchoolAreaBoys/Girls/MixedStudent Count (2023)Autism Classes
09750SSt Josephs Boys National SchoolTerenureBoys4150
12755WKildare Place National School RathminesMixed2000
13612FPresentation Primary SchoolTerenureGirls4911
14717BRathgar National SchoolRathgarMixed940
14917JZion Parish Primary SchoolRathgarMixed960
15618ESandford Parish National SchoolRanelaghMixed2200
16651HSt Clares Convent National SchoolHarolds CrossMixed2054
16966JStratford National SchoolRathgarMixed981
18817CScoil BhrideRanelaghMixed3790
19177USt Pius X Boys National SchoolTerenureBoys5290
19178WSt Pius X Girls National SchoolTerenureGirls5480
19494JBishop Galvins NSTempleogueMixed4731
19658NBishop Shanahan NSTempleogueMixed4491
19907IGaelscoil MologaTerenureMixed2290
19924IHarolds Cross National SchoolHarolds CrossMixed3970
19928QRanelagh Multi-Denominational NSRanelaghMixed2220
20048QGaelscoil Lios na nOgRanelaghMixed2030
20501KHarcourt Terrace Educate Together National SchoolHarcourt StreetMixed1162
20520OHarolds Cross Educate Together National SchoolHarolds CrossMixed952
20571ISt Louis National SchooolRathminesMixed6610

Post Primary

School Roll NumberSchoolAreaBoys/Girls/MixedStudent Count (2023)Autism Classes
60530SGonzaga CollegeRanelaghBoys5700
60560ESt Marys CollegeRathminesBoys4760
60562ITempleogue CollegeTempleogueBoys6901
60570HTerenure CollegeTerenureBoys7440
60640CSandford Park School RanelaghMixed4360
60670LThe High SchoolRathgarMixed8060
60860QOur Ladys SchoolTerenureGirls7740
60890CSt Louis High SchoolRathminesGirls6740
60910FAlexandra CollegeMilltownGirls6580
61020AStratford CollegeRathgarMixed1740
68365AHarolds Cross Educate Together Secondary School Harolds CrossMixed1872
70260VSt Mac Dara’s Community College TempleogueMixed8420
76092KPresentation Community CollegeTerenureMixed4672

Special Schools

School Roll NumberSchoolAreaBoys/Girls/MixedStudent Count (2023)
20563JLibermann Spiritan SchoolTempleogueMixed30