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Advice about getting tested for autism?

sophcardy97sophcardy97 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in Autism and Aspergers
Hi.

I am wondering if anyone can give me advice about getting tested for autism. I am 22 years old I live in Northern Ireland and I have been waiting for over a year to get tested I am wondering what way to go about it I am getting fustrared waiting. Please help. Thank you Sophie

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sophcardy97   Pleased to meet you.
    Sorry to hear this. Thank you for joining and sharing.
    I am one of the team of community champions . We guide, advise and help, support members of our community.
    Please can I suggest speaking to the following organisation.
    The National Autistic Society
    Helpline 020 7833 2299
    Please ask them for advice and guidance.
    Email [email protected]
    Please if I can help further please get in touch, happy to be supportive.
    Please take care.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @sophcardy97,
    Unfortunately as with a lot of services at the moment, there's a very long wait for autism assessment. TheSpiceman has recommended NAS, but have you had a look at their specific services for NI? - https://www.autism.org.uk/services/ni.aspx
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  • DAVID55DAVID55 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi Sophie, it seems hard waiting once your mind is made up about getting an assessment. 
    You are 22 so you have put up with it this long so a few more months not too long to wait. 
    Try and find out where your Doctor has referred you to for assessment and contact them directly as they might be able to advise you how much longer the assessment appointment is likely to be. 
    Hope that helps a bit. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    A warm welcome to the community @sophcardy97, how are you doing?

    Just wanted to check in to see how you were doing and if there was anything we can do to help. :)
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