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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 712 No. 2

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  252.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children who have been assessed and diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder in the mid-[281]Leinster region in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25172/10]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Deputy John Moloney): Information on John Moloney  Zoom on John Moloney  I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.

  253.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently receiving therapy, including psychology, occupational, speech and language and physiotherapy from the Early Intervention Team in County Laois; the number of children with a diagnosis of ASD currently receiving therapy from the Early Intervention Team in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25173/10]

  254.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently receiving physiotherapy in post-early intervention services in County Laois; the number of children with a diagnosis of ASD currently receiving therapy in post-early intervention services in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25174/10]

  255.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for assessment by an early intervention team in County Laois; the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for assessment by an early intervention team in County Offaly. [25175/10]

  256.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with suspected autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for assessment by post-early intervention services in County Laois; the number of children with suspected autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for post-early intervention services in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25176/10]

  257.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for therapy from an early intervention team in County Laois; the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for therapy from an early intervention team in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25177/10]

  258.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for therapy from a post-early intervention team in County Laois; the number of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder currently on waiting lists for therapy from a post-early intervention team in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25178/10]

  259.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the approximate time frame that children with autism spectrum disorder may expect to wait for assessment and therapy from an early intervention team in County Laois; the approximate time frame that children with autism spectrum disorder may expect to wait for assessment and therapy from [282]an early intervention team in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25179/10]

  260.  Deputy Olwyn Enright  Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the approximate time frame that children with autism spectrum disorder may expect to wait for assessment and therapy from a post-early intervention team in County Laois; the approximate time that children with autism spectrum disorder may expect to wait for assessment and therapy from a post-early intervention team in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25180/10]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Deputy John Moloney): Information on John Moloney  Zoom on John Moloney  I propose to take Questions Nos. 253 to 260, inclusive, together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.


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