We think our 17 year old son has Asburgers and have done so for or a long while but having being messed about by Camhs for so long they have now told us he is to old to assess/treat and we have to go it alone. He now has a 6 month old baby son and the mothers family are stopping our son from seeing him due to his mental issues, anger etc, we are hoping a diagnosis will help everyone understand his issues and he can start seeing his son again, he has not been allowed to see him for 5 months and it is killing him, only problem is waiting lists are so long, his son will be one by the time he gets assessed so we have no option but to go private but have no idea where to look or how much it may cost. We live in the Warrington area
There is a group called clinical partners, they have clinics in lots of parts of the country, it might be worth a look at them.
I was diagnosed last November. I went private through a company called spectrum north west
I went to Stretton in Warrington for my assessment. It is expensive around £1000 but they gave me the diagnosis on the day followed by a written report
AXIA-ASD in Chester is definitely worth considering. http://axia-asd.co.uk/
We have a directory of autism-related services here on the NAS site which you can search and browse through to find different forms of help, including a section on assessment and diagnosis, which you can see here - http://www.autism.org.uk/directory/browse/cid=52~aid=1.aspx
If you use the filters to narrow down the services to those in your approximate geographic region you may be able to find somewhere to get a private assessment local to you.
Ross - mod