How long does it take to get an autism diagnosis?

Crane, Laura and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2015. How long does it take to get an autism diagnosis? The Conversation, [Article]

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Receiving a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has a major impact on an individual and their family. As well as providing an explanation for why a child might be experiencing certain difficulties, the diagnosis is generally thought of by parents as the point at which they can access support for themselves and their child.

But despite increased rates of autism, coupled with heightened public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder, our research shows that often it is actually getting the diagnosis which is proving to be a difficult and lengthy process.....

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autism spectrum disorder, diagnosis, parents, clinicians, professionals, adults

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May 2015Published

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26 Feb 2016 15:25

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30 Jun 2017 15:46


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