Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

106 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding services for children with autism in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17245/03]

Responsibility for the provision of services for people with autism in the Kerry region lies with the Southern Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the board to investigate the matter and reply directly to the Deputy.