Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (577)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

577. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a grant or funding is available for parents of children with autism that wish to avail of early intervention services privately. [33622/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I understand the Deputy has confirmed that this question relates to the provision of services provided by the HSE.

The provision of health related services including multidisciplinary assessment of needs and referrals to early intervention teams, are under the remit of my colleague, the Minister for Health with the services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Questions in relation to the provision of such services should therefore be referred to the Department of Health and the HSE.

My Department does not provide grants or funding for parents to engage private Health services.