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Yes 10 No 2 Not answered 8 Did the aims of the course appeal to you? Yes 9 No 2 Not answered 9 Was the course useful? Yes 8 No 2 Not answered 10 Did the course cover what you wanted to know? Yes 9 No 0 Not answered References 1. Inglese MD. Caring for children with autism spectrum disorder, part II: screening, diagnosis, and management. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. National Initiative for Autism: Screening and Assessment.
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Name and profession, questions to be asked, and different assessment parts. Did you know of the name and professional background of the clinician prior to attendance?
If you did not know the name and professional background would you have liked to? Did you have trust and confidence in the professional you saw? Were you given enough time to discuss your concerns about your child? Were you given the opportunity to provide feedback at the time of the assessment? Was there part of the assessment process you would have liked to have been done differently?
Did the report contain an initial page with the outcome of the assessment clearly documented? Were you able to discuss the report at the next appointment? Were you given a chance to ask questions either in the feedback or following meeting? If MAP was recommended to you, were you happy for your child to be referred? Did you receive enough information about the condition itself and future interventions?
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Were you given the opportunity to watch a video about the condition following diagnosis? If you were unable to attend, which reason best applies to you?
A child with an ASD may try to "script" other kids' play so that some pretend scenario is acted out exactly as they pictured it. This resembles the "lining up trains" behavior, only now it is people and their behavior that the child is trying to put in order. Others' noncompliance often leads to upset, if not downright meltdown.
The give-and-take necessary to play or interact with others in more complex, adult ways is hindered by the powerful need for sameness. However, parents are forced to spend hundreds of euro every month on private therapy for their children due to the lack of capacity in the public health care system. As the Minister knows, we need more speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychotherapists in our public health service.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Why Do We Know So Little?
Many of these health care professionals were culled from the health service when it was on its knees. What is there to disagree with in this Bill? It mentions the specialist need with regard to autism. I warmly welcome any specialist service that will be provided to people and their families. We could focus on special needs assistants, SNAs, in schools, but that is probably for another phase. This is a day to congratulate the Senator and to commend him, the people in the Gallery, and the petition for classrooms to be opened in all primary and secondary schools in Ireland. This is also a day to urge the Department to listen to the concerns of parents and teachers alike who signed the petition.
They have told me of the many roadblocks they have to go through. Those involved in a school in Walkinstown continually fund-raise for its ASD classroom, but that cannot be sustained in the medium to long term. There would be burnout. I thank Senator Reilly for his emotional presence here today which reflects everyone else's experience. Members of this House reach out to the Senator and to those in the Public Gallery who allow us to hear at first hand the long-fought battle that has tested and reduced people's financial and emotional resources.
It is two people standing up for people's rights and their children's rights and their children's future. We have been forced to become a more caring, understanding and embracing society and I am proud to live in it today. I welcome the Minister to the House. It is great that he is here for the Second Stage of this Bill.
I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill As has been said, it seeks a national strategy for children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders. I warmly applaud my dear friend and colleague, Senator Reilly, for spearheading this forward-thinking initiative. The Bill has been designed to ensure those affected by ASD receive the necessary resources and support they deserve throughout their lives.
Everyone with ASD is unique. It is universally acknowledged that early diagnosis and early intervention with evidence-based practices make a great difference to a child with ASD. Current waiting lists for assessment are between nine and 18 months. However, in many counties throughout the country, families have had to wait years for a diagnosis. Even if a family is lucky enough to get a diagnosis, there is often no intervention or service to follow up the diagnosis.
There is no autism team in two midland counties, for example. Waiting lists for clinical psychology, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy can be up to three years. A national autism strategy would help to highlight this shortfall in appropriate support. In this vacuum, many families have no option but to search the Internet for help.
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As a result, the autism community in Ireland is flooded with unproven, unregulated and often dangerous interventions such as miracle mineral supplement, MMS, which promise cures. There is a proliferation of interventions for people on the autism spectrum. However, research evidence for most of these interventions is scant at best.
Applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour support are the proven methodologies for improving the well-being and quality of life of people with ASD. The Government must ensure that staff who work with people with autism, either in education or health or both, are trained and skilled in these methodologies. It has a responsibility to publish guidelines on reputable evidence-based interventions, fund research, evaluate autism interventions and disseminate and highlight practices that are found to be effective.
Many people with ASD can achieve paid employment or third level education or both. Some people with ASD thrive in the more specialised academic environment of university. To get there usually requires an individual support plan. People may need support to develop a system of communication and support to understand social communication.
It helps if these are in place from a very early age. Some require inclusive education, possibly with the help of special needs assistants. Some require an autism-specific unit attached to a mainstream school with applied behaviour analysis as a primary methodology.