DCA (Domiciliary Care Allowance)

Autism Support Louth gave a presentation in conjunction with Irish Autism Action at a public meeting in the Red Cow on Monday 5th March.  We are working in conjunction with IAA, SPNA and Inclusion Ireland  to try and make some progress on this issue.  The full details are on www.autismireland.com

In summary:

  • DCA increasingly difficult for children with Autism to qualify.
  • Increasing number of reviews and again v difficult for Autism.
  • DCA being refused on first application and also increasing number being cancelled on review.
  • Lack of understanding of Autism in the DCA process.