Speaking after meeting Autism NI Michelle O’Neill said:
“One in 30 pupils have autism which effects how they communicate, interact and learn.
‘All teaching staff should be equipped to support autistic children and help them realise their potential.
“I therefore endorse the Autism NI campaign for mandatory autism training for all teaching staff.
“Every child deserves to have the best start in life.” CRÍOCH/ENDS
Autism NI has organised a rally on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at Parliament Buildings, Stormont at 10am to officially hand over its petition.