Mullingar parents plead for help

A Mullingar family of six, with two children with autism spectrum disorder contacted Topic this week in the hope that shining light on their predicament might spur the HSE Disability Services into helping them.

Daragh and Gillian McAlister explained that their six year old daughter requires 24/7 care as she has a number of special needs.

They say that while she was diagnosed with autism when she was two, she’s still on a waiting list for services four years later.