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National Survey on the Costs of Autism (3rd Oct 2015)

Dear All,

As you are fully aware there is a great need for invest in autism services and supports in Ireland. To inform and progress, it is vital that we can produce evidenced based research on
the economic impact of autism spectrum disorders for families and the need for appropriate services and supports to address the needs of children and teenagers on the spectrum Ireland.

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Invitation to Info Sessions - HSE New Directions (Sept 2014)

16 Sep 2014 00:00

New Directions – Personal Support Services for People with Disabilities was published by the HSE in 2012. This document sets out the future vision for the provision of day services to people with Intellectual Disability, Physical and Sensory Disabilities and Autism that have a requirement for a HSE funded day service. 

You are invited to attend an Information Session which will give details of the Draft Interim Standards that have been developed to support the delivery of the personal support services for people with disabilities contained in New Directions. 
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Fraud Investigation at Sligo's Cregg House (SligoToday 21/7/2010)

Sligo Today News, 21/7/2010, www.sligotoday.ie
Gardai are believed to have initiated an investigation into the reported theft of thousands of euro from a fund set up to manage the day-to-day spending of clients of the Cregg House facility for people with intellectual disability. There are currently approximately 200 special needs children and adults dependent on the service provided at the Ballincar premises.
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Swine flu vaccine doses to contain steriliser additive [irishtimes, 4/9/09]

Story by Kitty Holland, Irish Times, 4th Sept 2009

THE NEW swine flu vaccine, when it becomes available here in coming weeks, will only be available with a mercury-based preservative included. The same vaccine will be available in the US both with and without the substance - the mercury-free form for pregnant women and young children.

The HSE has confirmed it plans only to acquire the vaccine in doses containing the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal. "The vaccine will be administered to everybody including pregnant women on the basis of informed consent," a HSE spokesman said.

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200 children facing autism service cuts (Donegal Democrat, 11/09/2008)

The families of up to 200 Donegal children who suffer from autism are facing an anxious wait over a review which could see an important home help service cut.

Donegal Autism Services provides the Family Support Service to help the development of children with autism. Families who receive the service say it is vital in helping them to manage the strict routines and challenging behaviour of children.

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Upgrading of services for children with Autism sought [Roscommon Herald, June 08]

Upgrading of services for children with Autism sought

THE NEED to upgrade and update services for children with Autism throughout County Roscommon was raised at a recent meeting of the HSE West Regional Health Forum in Galway.

Cllr Eugene Murphy called on the HSE to outline the services available to children with autism in County Roscommon. The HSE pointed out that children on the Autistic Spectrum were provided with services through two different service streams in County Roscommon.

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Let Someone Know - HSE Mental Health Website

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Mental Health Forum, HSE NW Area

National Counselling Service

HSE Libraries Online

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HealthEquality4all (HSE, NI Dept of Health)

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Child and Family Research Center, Galway

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HSE MMR Information Leaflet

Lenus, Irish Health Repositary for HSE

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