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Maskey welcomes new autism service

21 January, 2015 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has welcomed the announcement of a new signposting service, First Stop Shop’ for adults with autism.

The West Belfast MP said:

“This is welcome news for adults suffering from autism and hopefully it will give them added support once they have been diagnosed.

“The information provided by this service will make it easier for adults diagnosed with autism to avail of both advice and services available to them.

“There is still too many children still awaiting diagnosis for the condition and this is something that also needs to be addressed.

“Sinn Féin has called for the setting up of a centre dedicated to the treatment of autism which will offer support to families on an all Ireland basis.

“In welcoming today’s announcement by the Health Minister I repeat the call for such a centre to be established so that those suffering from autism can get the earliest possible diagnosis.” END   


The Belfast Adult Autism Advice Service ‘First Stop Shop’ will offer information, advice and guidance every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Belfast Central Library commencing 6 January 2015.

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