Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (455)

Kevin O'Keeffe


455. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 167 of 27 September 2017, the progress made in reducing the length of time families are waiting for children to be assessed for autism spectrum disorder, ASD; and if specific services will be made available to a person (details supplied). [9721/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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 service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.