Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 17 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of the autism specific units established by his Department that have access to speech and language services and occupational therapy services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22754/08]

  Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of therapy services is a matter for the Health Services Executive (HSE) and funding is provided to the HSE for such purposes. The Deputy may wish to raise the matter with my colleague the Minister for Health and Children or directly with the Health Service Executive.