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We the undersigned demand better care for children with ASD in Northern Ireland

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Children with ASD are being failed by the Health and Education system in Northern Ireland. Children are waiting more than 20 months for an assessment. Following assessment there is little follow up and there is a lack of provision of specialist care provided in schools. This petition calls on both DHSSPS and DE to commit to the Autism Act and to meet the needs of children with ASD within the next Assembly period (2016-2021) by: ensuring no child has to wait more than 12 weeks (3 months) for assessment; following assessment a specific and clear pathway of (multi agency) support is provided for each child from diagnosis through adolescence and beyond; and appropriate investment for equipment, training and resources are provided for schools and parents groups to enable children with ASD to achieve their full potential. 



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