We did go for the assessment of needs and as such are on the waiting list. We got feedback that the times are so long, we should apply to the early intervention team. We had done, they rejected us and told us to go for the assessment of needs, which we had already applied or anyway.
I am under no illusion that there's a quick fix for anything and we are firmly in this for the long haul with our little lady. It does appear that she'll be outside of the 3 month time frame for her initial assessment. I'm not sure whether it's worth taking them to task on that legally or not. Could it impact on future services I wonder.
We are 2 yrs + waiting to get our's completed. Fill in the application form for the complaint. This took us several months to get processed. Complaint was upheld and date given for AON to be completed.
But such is the lack of services even that comes with a blue appeal form you fill in immediately stating the Timeline outlined in the complaint procedure wasn't / isn't going to be upheld.
This also takes months to process.
Eventually however I've been told ultimately the HSE is compelled to outsource. If you can afford it a well versed solicitors letter may well be worth it.
Ensure you get the service statement & try to get it implemented
I would think getting to know your local TD and their office staff would be invaluable also
From my experience :-(