Tipp Pupil Seeks Meeting With Taoiseach On Lack of Autism Services


A Co. Tipperary primary school student is seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach or Tánaiste to discuss the lack of services for those with autism.

Cara Darmody sees firsthand the impact the lack of services has on her young brothers Neil and John who have severe autism.

The 11 year old believes the HSE is all talk and no action and says she’s angry that services aren’t easily accessible.

The pupil from Ardfinann National School is taking part in a very unique challenge by sitting the Junior Cycle maths exam next month.

All money raised will go towards therapies to help these children achieve their potential at Ardfinnan NS and Scoil Chormaic Special School.

People can donate to the fundraiser by clicking the link here.

Also check out the full interview of Cara and her dad Mark speaking on Morning Call: