Senator calls for Oireachtas committee on autism ‘as a matter of urgency’

Micheál Carrigy said a dedicated committee was needed for those with ‘lived experience’ to feed into a forthcoming government report on autism

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
26th October, 2021
Senator calls for Oireachtas committee on autism ‘as a matter of urgency’
Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability at the Department of Health, has committed to an autism innovation strategy. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

A Fine Gael senator has written to the Oireachtas business committee calling for the establishment of a dedicated Oireachtas committee on autism as a matter of urgency.

Micheál Carrigy, whose son has autism, told the Business Post that a dedicated committee was needed so that those with “lived experience” could feed into a forthcoming government report on autism, being carried out by the Department of Health.

He also said...

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