Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (867, 868)

Clare Daly

Question:

867. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the services available for children with autism in the north Dublin area, including sensory gyms and other sports, recreational and social services. [19369/19]

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Clare Daly

Question:

868. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for children with autism to access crucial physiotherapy and psychological assessment and treatment. [19370/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 867 and 868 together.

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.