Autism assessments and diagnosis in England

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A factsheet for parents

This factsheet aims to provide information and useful resources to parents in England who suspect that their child may have autism. It explains how to obtain an autism assessment, highlights the importance of a timely diagnosis and what support you and your child may be entitled to if a diagnosis is made.

Key points

  • What is autism?
  • Why is a timely diagnosis so important?
  • How do I request and prepare for an autism assessment?
  • My child has been diagnosed with autism-what support are we entitled to?
  • What can I do if I don’t agree with the decision?
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First published 2020. This edition 2020. Review date 2026.

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