There is no definitive test for autism, so the assessment relies on questions and observations. As a part of the Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy, these pathways are due to change to make the process of an autism diagnosis easier for everyone.
This section aims to cover the basics of an autism diagnosis and the next steps after a diagnosis; some of these sections are links to other websites.
Diagnostic Pathway Experience - ASD Diagnosis
Click here for John’s experience of the diagnostic pathway and the impact that has had on his life. He shares the excellent work he is now involved in with the Autism strategy for the county.
Note: En-Fold is aware of the outdated use of the word 'BAME' in this section we have used the title of the webpage from the original source website as its an external link, if and when the source website updates this we will too.
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