CAMHS v Specialist Service

I wonder if anyone can advise. My son who is 12 has been with CAMHS for a number of years with little impact. I, in conjunction with his school, asked that he be referred to a specialist service. He has acute anxiety and I feel CAMHS have one bag of tools which they are unable to adapt for ASD. We have tried with them for a number of years but with little impact. I believe he needs a specialist service that can look at him as a whole with an expert knowledge of ASD. Our consultant refuses to refer him. The GP has tried to advocate on our behalf to little effect. Does anyone have any ideas. I am very concerned as we are entering adolescence. Many thanks. 

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  • Wow this is exactly what's been happening to my son for the last 4 years, he's 14, I've got another appointment with CAMHS on Monday and am dreading it as it is a waste of time, and I don't really know why I'm going, but I'll take something from this and will phone the helpline Monday morning for advice.


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