The Minister for Health Simon Harris has published two reports on the prevalence of autism in Ireland and a review of the services for people with autism.
“Estimating prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Irish Population: A review of data sources and epidemiological studies”
is a research report produced by the Department of Health. This study was requested to support the direction of future policy decisions and autism proof our health services. The paper describes the complexity of the changing classification of autism over many decades and developments in relation to screening and diagnostic instruments for autism.
Estimating Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the Irish Population: A review of data sources and epidemiological studies