Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Department of Health
Autism Support Services
283. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children diagnosed with autism and other behavioural conditions such as ADHD and so on in HSE CHO 7 that are on the waiting list for the early bird programme, speech and language therapy, psychology and occupational therapy; the average length of time the children will be waiting on the lists for the services in the area; and the number of children on the waiting list. [19265/20]
The recently published Programme for Government document "Our Shared Future" recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together across Government in a better way.
The Government commits to prioritising early diagnosis and access to services for children and ensuring that the most effective interventions are provided for each child, to guarantee the best outcomes.
As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.