QUESTION NO: 661
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health (Finian McGrath T.D.)
by Deputy Mattie McGrath
for WRITTEN ANSWER on 27/09/2016
* To ask the Minister for Health the current status of the SOS Autism hub development in Cashel, County Tipperary; if the funding promised by the HSE for this development has been allocated to SOS; when this development will be finalised; the Autism specific services available to those with an Autism diagnosis in South Tipperary in the interim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Mattie McGrath T.D.
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.