Dáil Éireann - Volume 552 - 23 April, 2002
Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
178. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science if his Department has received  a submission from the parents association of St. Cecilia's special school, Sligo regarding the refusal of education for their children from June 2002; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that they are denied an appropriate primary education due to a lack of an individual education plan and behavioural and educational psychological input; the steps he has taken to redress this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12304/02]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Responsibility for the provision of health related support services, including speech and language and occupational therapy services, to children with an intellectual disability and those with autism in the Sligo region rests with the North-Western Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.
Dáil Éireann 552 Written Answers. Special Educational Needs.