GUIDANCE MATTERS • ISSUE 6 • SUMMER 2021

Published by the National Centre for Guidance in Education

In this article, Des Aston of the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID), provides an insightful reflection on Post-School Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Ireland. Students with Special Educational Needs and in particular those with Intellectual Disabilities require a spectrum of additional supports to complete post-primary school and consider their own future education, career and life options. Recommendations within the report, referenced here, provide an opportunity for school management to consider their lead role and obligations under both the Education Act (1998) and the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act (2004), where the benefits of a whole school inclusive ethos include co-operation and co-ordination between whole-school guidance and special education needs supports.

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