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Assessment of need

Under legislation (Disability Act 2005), all children with a disability under 5 years are entitled to an independent assessment of their health and education needs. Each Local Health Office has an Assessment Officer. You contact your Local Health Office  through the HSE:

  • Contact the HSE infoline from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. Callsave 1850 24 1850
  • Email info@hse.ie
  • HSE website

The Assessment Officer can assist you with your child's application, arrange for the assessment to be carried out and will help and support you through the process. The Assessment Officer is responsible for issuing your child's assessment report.

When your child’s Assessment of Need is complete, a Liaison Officer/ Case Manager will prepare a service statement for you. The service statement will say what services and supports will be provided to your child and by whom.

You can see a  further details on the Assessment of Need process on the Citizen's Information Website.

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