Autism Diagnosis, care pathways and support

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Dear Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust,

I am undertaking some research on autism and would be grateful if you could provide answers to the following questions;

1. What care pathway(s) exist locally for diagnosing children, young people, and adults with autism. Please include in this information, the age ranges that apply to each of these groups.
2. How long does it take for an autism diagnosis to be made. Please provide the indicative diagnostic timescales for each of the following groups: children, young people, and adults.
3. Is the autism assessment process always conducted on a multidisciplinary basis, or are there any times when a single professional might be able to make a unilateral diagnosis? If so, please provide details of when this may occur.
4. What support is offered to individuals and their families after an autism diagnosis?
5. Are people given access to a specialist sensory processing assessment following an autism diagnosis?
6. When an autism diagnosis is made, is the Local Authority education department automatically notified that a child or young person may have special educational needs?
7. When an autism diagnosis is made, is the Local Authority social care department made aware of the possibility that an individual may require social care assessment?
8. What reasonable adjustments are made by the trust for people diagnosed with autism?
9. Please provide details of any contracts that exist, or have existed during the past five years (2013-2018) for autism related services, including the names of the agencies involved, the time length of the contacts, and the financial details involved.
10. Please confirm the process for tender.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs C Hanman

Foi (ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Caroline Hanman

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request (REF: EPUT.FOI.18.815)

The Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Freedom of Information Service received your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act on 30th October 2018.

You requested information, as outlined below.

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Foi (ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Caroline Hanman

 

Freedom of Information Act Request (REF: EPUT.FOI.18.815)

 

With regards to your recent request for information, it is taking longer
than we anticipated to collate your response. We therefore, with your
kind agreement, request an extension to 03 December 2018.

 

We understand the delays may be frustrating but please do be assured that
we are making every effort to respond to you at the earliest possible
opportunity.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay.

 

Kind regards

Legal Services                      
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Dear Caroline Hanman

 

Freedom of Information Act Request (EPUT.FOI.18.815)

 

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