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Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

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Joined: 23 Jul 2015
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Location: UK

08 Aug 2015, 7:43 am


I would like some advice.

I am in the UK and I have a Doctors appointment booked for Tuesday to request a formal assessment for ASD and would like some tips in regards to presenting my case to her.

I have read through the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines regarding the 'Identification and initial assessment of possible autism' and written an outline of how I meet the various criteria mentioned. I feel I have given sufficient information to meet the criteria in this document, however, the document is 6 pages long, making it too long to just read and discuss with her. This being said I will still take a copy with me regardless.

In addition to this, I don't want to cherry pick a few of the more problematic areas I have, as I don't want to neglect all of the others because although they may be less of a problem, they are still equally relevant to the NICE guidelines and the ICD and DSM diagnostic criteria.

What I would like to know is, how should I broach this subject with her?

Any tips you may have would be greatly appreciated.