Hi everyone. I am new in the forum and new in Uk.
My family and I had just moved to Cambridge from Barcelona, Spain. Our young son (5 years old) has been diagnosed with treats of Autism in Spain. He had started the School (private) here in Cambridge and the school told us that he needs a 1-to-1 assistant. We are lost on how we have to proceed with the school, the GP and the Council.
On the other hand, we would our son to be diagnosis also here in the UK. We have been in his GP and he told us that the NHS specialist normally have long waiting lists and the process can take a long time. Do you know any private specialist that you can recommend who can diagnose my son and then speed up the process?
Thank you in advance.
You can search for a place for a private assessment on the NAS directory
Welcome to the forum.
You may find the following information about Education Rights useful?
The following article contains a lot of helpful information about education for a child with an autism. This includes information regarding getting extra support for your child in their education setting - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education.aspx
You can search for schools that cater for children with an autism spectrum disorder on our Autism Services Directory - www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx
You may want to contact our Education Rights Service who provides information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements. Please see the following link for further information - http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/education-rights.aspx
It can help to pass on information specifically for education professionals about autism spectrum disorders. The following link contains information written for education professionals - http://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/teachers.aspx
Hope this helps,
Thank you for the quick replays. Both are exactly what I was looking for. Very helpful, thank you very much.