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Hutchie
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19 Aug 2011, 8:46 am

to see if I could get diagnosed for AS and she said the NHS will not pay for an adult
so see a specialist it will cost me £1600 to go private, she said it sounds like I have it but because I am working and it's not causing me any major
problems they won't send me. I said well I do have problems because of AS but not to the extent
where I can't work (at the moment) I do sometimes get extremely stressed and feel I can't function sometimes.
I can't afford £1600 so I am going to have to do some research to see if I can find somewhere cheaper. If anyone from the UK can advise me it would be much appreciated.
I find it very sad that I pay my taxes and the one thing I need help with they just turn me away.

Many thanks
Hutchie



abc123
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19 Aug 2011, 9:56 am

I don't agree that they will not fund an adult. You could phone the NAS for advice.
I am 30 and have been assessed on the NHS. There are a few centres in the UK including http://www.sct.nhs.uk/our-services/spec ... vices/sass

Saying that my GP/a psychiatrist applied for funding twice (individual funding) as was refused the first time, and I put in a complaint to my health authority. It was done on the basis of my depression and that I am using a lot of services as treatment has not worked. I do have problems with employment and relationships so maybe they only do it if access to services is needed because there is no funding?

Also I have seen places nearer £800 or even less http://www.dilemmaconsultancy.org/ This did have a waiting list of several months. I'm sure I saw someone post £400.



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19 Aug 2011, 10:02 am

P.S. hope you sort it out, I have found it very difficult negotiating NHS assessment so I feel for you

I also got an advocate for support although it was my GP that came through in the end



Hutchie
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19 Aug 2011, 10:33 am

Thank you for your reply that's a great help, it has left me feeling very frustrated because I'm not one
to explain myself properly or how I feel so even though I'm appearing "ok" deep down I'm suffering
and as I'm getting older my anxiety is getting worse and doctors are so quick to disregard you.
I hope in time I get it help I need.

Thanks again :)



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19 Aug 2011, 12:10 pm

Here in Canada I had to pay for my own, and we have a LOT of things covered by the government here.


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19 Aug 2011, 12:16 pm

Hi. I'm new here. I had a similar problem. I went to a GP a few times. Different one each time. All of them said they had no idea about aspergers. None of them were keen to refer me along to someone who did have an idea. When they did, a letter came back saying there was no money for an assessment on the NHS. This process took about 5 months. The last GP I saw said I probably didn't have it anyway because it's not very common. I'm 27 and live in North Wales. Thought it was down to living in a rubbish county, but seems not. Good luck!