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Do i pay for a private ADOS or wait a year for NHS

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CyrstalStar Thu 25-Apr-13 13:50:57

Hello
I am interested in your thoughts and advice....
We are currently awaiting ADOS test through the NHS but have been told it is likely to be approx. 1 year due to long waiting list...I am considering paying for a private test it would include the ADOS module 3, CARS2-HF and ADI.

We have already seen a private clinical physcologist we has told us that she is certain our DS has an ASD but she cannot officially diagnose.

The ADOS tester above has said that he can officially diagnose. We will continue to stay on the NHS waiting list.

Should we just go with the flow and wait a year for the official dx and to be 100% certain ds has ASD or go with the private ADOS.

I just don't think that school will take us seriously without the dx and also although I have suspected for sometime my ds is autistic and the private physcologist is agreeing I just want to be sure and I gather the ADOS test will do this.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? thank you

CyrstalStar Thu 25-Apr-13 23:43:40

Ok I will try find some - thanks

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