There is outrage this morning as the Irish autism charity has confirmed they are to cut back its outreach services to children with autism and will focus “exclusively” on national advocacy, information and awareness campaigns.
The news which has angered parents nationwide comes after the board of Irish Autism Action (IAA) voted to restructure the charity after it has seen a dramatic decrease in income.
The charity say the enforced cuts are being implemented because funding has rapidly declined from €1.7m to €960,000 in just three years.
The charities decision has sparked widespread outrage amongst parents of children with autism who have questioned the charities motives behind their restructuring.
However the charity have agreed to meet both Yvonne O’Toole and Jacqueline Moran, who have set up a Facebook support group called Irish Autism Mammies, later this week. The meeting comes as both women along with 1,500 members, are concerned at how funds raised will now be used.