She says three major schools in one town have no additional needs classes.
A midlands mother says the lack of services for autistic students in the region is "outrageous".
Athlone's Claire Early is concerned about her eight year old daughter Sophia's prospects when she leaves primary school.
She says, while the newly-built Coláiste Chiaráin is required to have a additional needs classes, the three other existing secondary schools in the town do not have any.
Claire - who's set up Autism Parents Athlone to campaign for change - says young people with autism are being denied the right to an education.
She's been speaking with Will Faulkner on Midlands Today: