I realise the local LEAs do their own assessments/diagnosis', but what if you're prepared to look further afield (out of your LEAs zone) for your child's education??
I'm thinking a private assessment (for ASD DS, 13) with someone who has a good coverage of schools/LEAs (whether mainstream/special/public/private) would be able to point us in the right direction (without bias).
Am I wrong? Has anyone had a private assessment?
Hoping someone can help and many thanks for any responses!
Go to your GP and ask for a referral, when my dd was 7 it was through Paediatrics, but she was also seen by CAMHS. Your GP is the starting point for a medical diagnosis though as it's nothing to do with the LEA.
I went to the GP to try and discuss what I believe to be Asperger's in my 10 year old son. He told me that I have to go through the school. He couldn't do anything unless the school said that they wouldn't do anything. I'm very confused. I assumed that a doctor would be the place to go to discuss what I consider to be a 'medical' issue!