I think my daughter has autism. She is 2 and 6 months. I will not go in to why I think this as it’s never ending, but Health visitor also concerned and refered us to Paedoactric doctor.
I received a letter from the p-doctor asking me to fill out a form/checklist for autism and for my daughters nursery to do the same and for the nursery to do some other bits.
I have sent them off. But what happeneds next? Do they schedule me an appointment for assessment or is this a very very long process? All I hear is bad experiences from other parents explaining the long process, and that when they got there eventually there concerns were not taken to account etc.
not saying that this will be the case. But if anyone has any information about the process al together it will be appreciated
Hi NAS51055 ,
You may like to read our general information about autism:
If you were interested in finding out if your 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, 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:
You may also want to look at our section that provides advice for parents, relatives and carers of people with autism.
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:
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: