Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (321)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

321. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health when the 2017 review of the HSE National Review of Autism Services - Past, Present and Way Forward 2012 will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41004/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In September 2017, the Minister for Health requested that the HSE conduct a review of Autism services with a view to identify existing models of best practice.

The Department of Health also completed an epidemiological/research study into the prevalence and future projections for Autism Spectrum disorder.

Both reports were completed and submitted to the Minister earlier this year.

While there are no current plans to publish the HSE review, the findings and recommendations serve to inform the development of current and future Autism policy and services.