i just wondered if anyone on here has been the referral process with the Child Development Centre at Rotherham?
My son is 2 and a half and we have so far had the initial assessment and been told he needs to go down the further assessment route. So far we have had his hearing tested through a referral from Child Development Centre and now we are waiting I believe for a paediatrician appointment but who knows how long that could be.
I just wondered if anyone would share their experience of them so I know a bit more of what to expect.
I am going to post our general information for Diagnosis of Children, in the hope that it is helpful.
You may like to read our general information about autism - http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/autism-and-asperger-syndrome-an-introduction/what-is-autism.aspx
If you were interested in finding out if your son/daughter is on the autism spectrum, they would need to have a formal diagnostic assessment. You may find it useful to have a look at the following link for further information about diagnosis and the benefits of getting one - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children.aspx
If you are looking for a diagnosis for your daughter/son, it is very important that you see someone with experience of autism spectrum disorders. Details of diagnostic services can be found on our Autism Services Directory - http://www.autismdirectory.org.uk/services/autism-services-directory.aspx
You may also want to look at our section that provides advice for parents, relatives and carers of people with autism - http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/parents-relatives-and-carers.aspx
It might also be useful to pass on information about autism to health professionals when seeking a diagnosis. The following page includes information for a range of health professionals - http://www.autism.org.uk/Working-with/Health.aspx
You may like to have a read of the National Autism Plan for Children to see what you are likely to expect and what you can ask during the assessment . Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and go to page 3 on summary report, page 11 for full report for the Essential Components for a complete multi agency assessment - http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children/national-plan-children.aspx
Hope this helps,