Sharon Saunders from Kingswood in Tallaght with her son Scott (9) who has Down syndrome and is on a reduced school timetable. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Scott Saunders is in third class but finishes school at the same time as the junior infants. The reduced timetable, says his mother Sharon, is down t(...)

Sharon Saunders, from  Tallaght, Co Dublin, pictured with her son Scott  (9). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Within days of starting junior infants, it was clear Scott could not cope in a mainstream classroom with dozens of other children. “He was getting ve(...)