Written answers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Department of Education and Skills

Autism Support Services

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be granted home-based provision 2012; the reason this has not been granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17802/14]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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As the Deputy will be aware July Provision is available to all special schools and mainstream primary schools with special classes catering for children with autism that choose to extend their education services through the month of July. My Department also provides July Provision for pupils with a severe/profound general learning disability. Where school based provision is not feasible, home based provision may be grant aided.

In 2012 and 2013 Home based tuition for July was approved for the child to whom the Deputy refers. Payment issued in respect of the 2012 claim, however there was a query on the claim for 2013 as the tutor who provided the tuition was not approved. My officials are liaising with the family in question.

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