Sinn Féin education spokesperson Karen Mullan has urged the public to respond to a new consultation on the future of special educational needs provision here.
The Foyle MLA was speaking as the Department of Education today opened a consultation process on plans to transform special education nursery provision.
“We welcome this consultation and I would strongly encourage all stakeholders, especially parents to take part,” she commented.
“It is essential that children with special educational needs receive timely and appropriate early intervention, support and protection to ensure they have the best possible life chances.
“This consultation is an opportunity to make the case for that and to stress the importance of properly resourcing special educational needs provision.
“The consultation is open until May 24th and details of the proposals are available on the EA website at www.eani.org.uk/SENearlyyears. You can call EA on 028 7186 4781, email SEN.firstname.lastname@example.org write to Early Years SEN Framework, Maydown House, 1 Maydown Road, Derry. BT47 6UF.”