Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (177)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

177. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the waiting lists for children to be diagnosed on the spectrum for autism in the Dublin 9 and 11 areas; and the way in which this compares to the national average. [42640/19]

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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.