Statutory Maximum Waiting Time for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment and Diagnosis

Early Intervention for an Autistic Spectrum Disorder is crucial for a child to reach their full potential. This can only occur if assessment is done and a diagnosis made as soon as possible. It appears there is a 'postcode lottery' that determines waiting times for diagnosis with some families waiting over 4 years for a diagnosis.

"The Department of Health should implement a national legal framework where no family should have to wait more than 12 months for assessment and diagnosis."

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Please see: Create a better pathway to diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder for both Adults and Children

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Created By

Elizabeth Kitchin

Created On

Wednesday 11 July 2012

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