Summary There are many schemes for persons with a disability to access education in Ireland. However many of these schemes are limited to many people. Persons with a disability experience difficulty accessing mainstream education and supports from the beginning of their educational journey. People have difficulty when accessing supports for early childhood education, primary education, secondary education and further education. People often need a certain label to access the appropriate supports. This may involve having to pay for expensive assessments. The greatest barrier for persons with a disability in accessing mainstream, inclusive education is often the attitudes of schools. This submission has been informed by families of children and young people who have a disability and have experienced the Irish education system.