Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (156)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

156. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health his plans to engage with parents, schools, the representative bodies of psychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists in relation to concerns regarding the new model for assessment of need for children with special needs [21651/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.