Autistic people suffer from a disorder of neural development. There is no cure and scientists don’t know how it occurs. Many people believe it is genetic but that is not yet proven.
Classes in the ASD unit are on an individual or small group basis and will target the specific needs of the pupils where individualised plans will be drawn up by professional and experienced members of staff. Each student is looked after in the C.B.S and students from the main school will be helping out in the Autism Unit. Students from both sides will communicate with each other and be able to learn from each other.
The following is a quote from the principal "As Principal of an Edmund Rice school, this is a fantastic and exciting time for CBS Roscommon, in keeping with the tradition and heritage of the Brothers, which is at the heart of Edmund Rice education." She mentions the Edmund Rice tradition , this shows the school has not lost touch of its care for education towards those who are willing to work hard.
For further information about autism see www.autismireland.ie