Current local wait times for a paediatric assessment of neurodiversity (Autism and ADHD) are more than 12+ months.

We understand that waiting for a diagnosis for your child/young person can cause a lot of anxiety. Often parents/carers believe that without a diagnosis, they are not able to get the support that their child/young person needs.

Parents and carers have told us that having quality advice and information once their child has been referred to community paediatrics (or equivalent) for ASD or ADHD that is important to them.  Therefore, we want to review the information is included in letters sent to parents and carers to ensure it meets their needs across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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