Diagnosis through your medical provider (eg. GP):

  • Keep a file with information on why you think the person may have an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Include information on anything different you noticed during the pregnancy and childhood (if known) to the present day, including information from school, friends, college, family, work colleagues
  • Include any incidents that have happened which make you think ASC may be the diagnosis
  • Take some information on what Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is. GP’s are General Practitioners, not specialists in all fields
  • Take all this information along to your G.P. and ask for a referral for assessment
  • If your G.P. disagrees or cannot refer you, we suggest you contact your local Patient Advisory Liaison Service (PALS) for details of how to get a second opinion

Private Diagnosis:

  • If your GP cannot refer, or your GP or the second opinion disagrees with you, you might want to think about a private assessment
  • If you obtain a private diagnosis please take all paperwork back to your G.P. to ask for further help from the NHS
  • Autism Anglia now offers an Autism Diagnostic Service. Click here for more information.