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Schoolgirl (11) signs up for Leaving Cert maths challenge to raise extra awareness of scarce autism services across the country

An 11-year-old girl who sat the Junior Cert maths paper two months ago to raise money for autistic services has set her sights on completing the Leaving Cert next year.

ara Darmody, of Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, took on the exam – which students usually sit when they are 15 – to raise awareness about how thousands of autistic children, including her brothers Neil (9) and John (5), are struggling from a lack of funding.

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