Written answers

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Department of Health

Autism Support Services

Photo of Maurice QuinlivanMaurice Quinlivan (Limerick City, Sinn Fein)
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106. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in County Limerick awaiting autism spectrum disorder assessment and intervention, by the number of months spent on a waiting list, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43235/17]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.


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