National Review of Autism Services

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/214614
Title:
National Review of Autism Services
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/214614
Abstract:
Autism is currently defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as DSM 4 and in the International Classification of Disease (ICD) as ICD 10. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is lifelong pervasive conditions. The core deficits are present throughout life but the expression of these difficulties will vary with age and with the presence of additional difficulties or disabilities. The HSE, through its service providers, statutory and non-statutory, aims to deliver appropriate, seamless services from childhood to adulthood for individuals with a disability such as an ASD. Geographically, current services can vary from robust, comprehensive and integrative to isolated, patchy and ineffective. Moreover differing models and approaches to the provision of health services are evident across Local Health Office (LHO) areas and Service Areas (SA). The initiative to commission a national review to identify pathways of care for individuals with Autism follows the HSE National Conference Day on the 2nd April 2008 which commemorated World Autism Day 2008. From the conference day it was evident our current service delivery is hugely diverse regarding points of access and levels of service provision available nationally. Moreover differing models and approaches to the provision of health services are evident across Local Health Office (LHO) and Service Areas. Following the conference the HSE undertook to identify all strategies and policy documents relating to ASD service provision nationally that have been previously prepared over the last decade by the former Health Boards.
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)-
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-07T11:03:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-07T11:03:02Z-
dc.date.issuedFeb-2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/214614-
dc.description.abstractAutism is currently defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as DSM 4 and in the International Classification of Disease (ICD) as ICD 10. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is lifelong pervasive conditions. The core deficits are present throughout life but the expression of these difficulties will vary with age and with the presence of additional difficulties or disabilities. The HSE, through its service providers, statutory and non-statutory, aims to deliver appropriate, seamless services from childhood to adulthood for individuals with a disability such as an ASD. Geographically, current services can vary from robust, comprehensive and integrative to isolated, patchy and ineffective. Moreover differing models and approaches to the provision of health services are evident across Local Health Office (LHO) areas and Service Areas (SA). The initiative to commission a national review to identify pathways of care for individuals with Autism follows the HSE National Conference Day on the 2nd April 2008 which commemorated World Autism Day 2008. From the conference day it was evident our current service delivery is hugely diverse regarding points of access and levels of service provision available nationally. Moreover differing models and approaches to the provision of health services are evident across Local Health Office (LHO) and Service Areas. Following the conference the HSE undertook to identify all strategies and policy documents relating to ASD service provision nationally that have been previously prepared over the last decade by the former Health Boards.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.titleNational Review of Autism Servicesen
dc.typeReporten
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