Letter to Ministers Donnelly and Rabbite Regarding Dossiers Collected on Autistic Children

We’ve written to Minsters Stephen Donnelly and Anne Rabbitte asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the findings from RTÉ Investigates on the Department of Health’s collection of dossiers on autistic children. This is a gross breach of privacy and trust between the State and some of our most vulnerable citizens.
In keeping with our statement last night, AsIAm strongly encourages a full review into the culture and attitude surrounding the standard of care and support that autistic children and their families are experiencing. It is our hope we can work together to restore that trust and build better practices going forward. The letters can be viewed below.

Letter to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly regarding dossiers collected on autistic children

 

Letter to Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte regarding data collected on autistic children 

Resources for those affected by this news

AsIAm will host a webinar with Gareth Noble on Tuesday 30th March. Gareth Noble, a solicitor and one of Ireland’s leading litigators in the area of disability, will answer any concerns parents may have as a result of this serious breach of confidentiality. Click here to register and make your voice heard.

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