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Autism rally at Stormont

Autism NI supporters and MLAs at Stormont yesterday
Autism NI supporters and MLAs at Stormont yesterday

Hundreds of supporters attended a rally at Stormont yesterday where Autism NI handed over a petition calling for mandatory autism training for all Northern Ireland teaching staff.

Over 10,000 supporters signed the online petition asking for the Department of Education to introduce the training. Autism NI parent, Shelley Armstrong handed it over to the chair of the All Party Group on Autism, MLA Pam Cameron.

President of the Ulster Teachers Union, Susan Thompson said: "It is important that the teaching force are receiving relevant training to upskill and assist teachers to deliver a curriculum that can allow every child to reach their full potential."

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