National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

Who we are

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children.  The Council was first established as an independent statutory body by order of the Minister for Education and Science in December 2003.

What we do

The NCSE offers support for schools and parents through its network of Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENO) within designated geographical areas.   A SENO can advise schools and parents on the facilities, services, and resources available to assist children with Special Educational Needs. Each SENO has responsibility for specific schools, primary, post primary and special within their area.

A SENO deals with applications for additional teaching and Special Needs Assistant support for children with special educational needs from all recognised schools. The SENO also assists with applications for transport and Assistive Technology.

The name and contact details of the SENO for your area are available on the NCSE website

Address: National Council for Special Education, 1-2 Mill St.,Trim, Co Meath. C15 P2KC
Tel: 046 9486400
Fax: 046 9486404

See Also

NCSE Report -
Post-School Education and Training: Information on Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities