Report on the Practice of Assessment of Need under Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005

In 2011, this project was a partnership between the National Disability Authority, the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive.

Children born after June 2002 are eligible, under the Disability Act 2005, for an independent assessment of health and disability support needs arising from a disability. In the light of concerns set out in a HSE report that the assessment process was lengthy and was absorbing significant resources, this study examined how the process functioned on the ground.

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