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Autism diagnosis “postcode lottery”

The National Autistic Society reports on new evidence which finds that children and adults face waits of more than 2 years for an autism assessment and over 3 years for a diagnosis in some areas of England. The research was conducted by Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb MP, in consultation with the National Autistic Society and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism. Norman Lamb is demanding urgent action from the Government to tackle the postcode lottery in waiting times for an autism assessment, which is potentially leaving thousands of people without the right level of support. 

Date added: 19 July 2018