Hertfordshire County Council together with East and North Hertfordshire and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) are undertaking a review into the autism assessment pathway and support available following diagnosis in Hertfordshire.
The review is focused on adult diagnosis (those aged over 18) and will inform the future delivery of services for people on the autism spectrum. It will look at the experiences of those waiting for a diagnosis, how a diagnosis impacts a person’s life and that of their family, and peoples’ experiences accessing health, social care and education services and how this can be improved.
The organisations want to hear from adults on the waiting list for an autism assessment, adults already diagnosed with autism, their family and carers, and professionals involved in providing services.
There is a questionnaire for each group available to complete before 6th February 2020:
- For people on the waiting list for an autism assessment the link is https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/forpeopleonthewaitinglistforanautismassessment/
- For carers and those supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder: https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/forCarersofthosediagnosedwithASD/
- For those diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition the link is: https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/forpeoplediagnosedwithanautismspectrumcondition/
Alternatively, please call 01438 844686, or email where you can request a paper copy of the relevant questionnaire.
A spokseperson working on behalf of East and North Hertfordshire CCG,
Herts Valleys CCG and Hertfordshire County Council said: “Hertfordshire is committed to supporting people on the autism spectrum and ensuring they receive support to enable them to live happy, healthy and independent lives within their communities.”