As Businesses run out of workers they are reducing hours or closing down for days rather than examine the rich talent pool that exist within the disability community .
Committee on Autism first public meeting next Tuesday – Committee member Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill outlines the work plan
I have been a TD since 2020 and I have been deeply struck by the lack of services and the pace of delivery for children with autism , although there has been considerable progress there is clearly more to do and significantly more to do on the provision of therapeutic services .
We have 5 Minister with Disability in their Job descriptions yet this Government have decided to ignore carers and people with disabilities when awarding a COVID 19 bonus .Carers and people with disabilities abandoned by Government throughout the COVID pandemic worked 24/7 -365 days a year without a break yet this cruel Government offer them a Bank Holiday which the can’t take.
People with disabilities are to suffer yet again during this Pandemic with key specialists to continue to be re-deployed by the HSE and work on the National Vaccine Roll-Out plan as the HSE struggle to find that 1000s of staff required to meet the logistical and supply chain requirements .
” One of the very real concerns that arose in these complaints was the anger of younger people with disabilities who have to make a choice of accepting nursing home care at a young age ( 20s and 30s ) or staying in the community with no supports ” Office of the Confidential Recipient report finds .