Services Are Not There For Children With Disabilities
Written 1 week ago by Sinead Hubble
A Westmeath dad is pleading with the HSE to help his six year old daughter.
Aimee McAlister was diagnosed with Autism when she was two but she’s still on a waiting list for services.
Her father Daragh says she requires 24 / 7 care as she has a number of special needs.
The Mullingar girl is prone to violent outbursts and screams for hours during the night.
Daragh says it’s taking it’s toll on the family:
The six year old is non verbal and also suffers from a rare eating disorder called Pika.
Her mother Gillian says it often causes her to be sick:
The family says they have been looking for supports for over three years and want her to be seen by a doctor to help her sleep at night.
Her dad says they are prisoners in their home as she’s a flight risk: