Thursday, 21 January 2021
Department of Health
Autism Support Services
364. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that autism services will not be provided to a child (details supplied) until 2025; his plans to address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3119/21]
The Programme for Government, 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 this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.