Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (385)

Eoin Ó Broin


385. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health the number of children who have been diagnosed with autism and other behavioural conditions, such as ADHD and so on, in HSE community organisation 7 area but are on waiting lists for the early bird programme (details supplied), speech and language therapy, psychology and occupational therapy; the average length of time the children must wait for the services in the area; the number of children on the waiting list for a diagnosis assessment in the area; and the length of time they have been waiting. [16374/19]

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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.