Jo Flood with her 13-year-old son, Harrison, at their home near New Ross, Co Wexford. Photographs: David Sleator

Jo Flood has just learnt that her 13-year-old son, Harrison, will be able to attend a local mainstream school near New Ross in Co Wexford next Septemb(...)

Mary Doherty with her son Aaron: parents are battling an inflexible system.Photograph:  Alan Betson

When the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn proposed a 10 per cent cut in resource teaching hours for pupils with special needs last year, the rea(...)