The Centre was established in 2007 by The Department of Education and Skills Ireland and the Department of Education Northern Ireland to: Support the promotion of excellence throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland in the education of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
The Board of Middletown Centre for Autism
The Board consists of eight Directors, the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. As the Centre is a joint north/south initiative, both Department of Education and Skills, Ireland and Department of Education NI are each responsible for appointing four Directors to the Board. The Chairperson and/or Vice Chairperson are appointed on an alternating basis by the two Departments. During the current term of the board commencing 1st April 2021 until 15th March 2024, DES is responsible for appointing a Chairperson and DE is responsible for appointing a Vice Chairperson. To learn about each member please click this link
To enhance the lives of children and young people with autism and their families, through the delivery of specialist educational services
MCA Mission Statement
To support the promotion of excellence throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland in the education of children and young people with autism
At Middletown Centre for Autism (Contact Us) we take all complaints very seriously and use them to help us to improve our service. If you have a complaint about our services or any other matter concerning the Centre, please let us know.
Please talk to staff at training sessions, when they are in your school or home and let them know your views. Evaluation sheets are also available at all training sessions and from our staff so please use them to help us to help you
Middletown Centre for Autism Safeguarding policies
Please see the following for information on MCA's Safeguarding Procedures.
A list of useful Child Protection numbers;
You can watch videos about the Centre’s work here: