€7.86 million to Improve Assessment Times

Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne has welcomed the allocation of additional funding to the improve the waiting times facing children awaiting disability assessments of need.

€7.86 million has been allocated nationally while €693,000 will be specifically granted to CHO5, which includes County Wexford.

“Many concerned parents have contacted me over the unacceptable delays in obtaining an assessment of needs for children with a disability. During the last Dáil, I often highlighted the issue of these unacceptable waiting times for children requiring assessments of need. These measures will help to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Wexford.”

“Timely intervention is key for children awaiting assessment of need. Hopefully this recent allocation will help children secure access to early intervention supports.”

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