Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Wednesday, 7 May 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 566 No. 1

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  437.  Mr. Killeen  Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   the reason a study into autism and possible links with gastro intestinal dysfunction is confined to persons over 16 years of age; if there are plans to extend the study to a younger cohort; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11655/03]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. T. O'Malley): Information on Tim O'Malley  Zoom on Tim O'Malley  I assume the Deputy is referring to the research study funded by my Department, through the Health Research Board, into possible links between autism and gastro intestinal dysfunction. This study is not confined to persons over 16 years.


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