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Autism – Assessment and Diagnosis (1718141)

* If the CCG does not hold the data requested, please forward this request or provide details of the relevant trust, autism team, or other organisation with responsibility for autism diagnosis pathways in your area *

I am requesting the following information for the year 2016/17 (i.e. the year ending 31 March 2017).

Please provide a breakdown of this data by i) adults and ii) children and young people (under 19s).

1. In your area, how many people with possible autism who were referred for a diagnostic assessment had the assessment started within 3 months of their referral? Please provide this information as a number and as a percentage.

The CCG do not hold this information for adults. The information can be obtained from the main provider for this service – South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust

The CCG do not hold this information for Children and Young people. This information can be obtained from the following providers; Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust for pre-school age and South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust for school age.

This answer applies to all subsequent questions.

2. What was a) the median and b) the longest wait for the start of the diagnostic assessment?

3. Out of those who received a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition in 2016-17, what was the median time from referral to final diagnosis?

4. Out of those who received a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition in 2016-17, what was the longest time from referral to final diagnosis?

5. How many people were referred for an assessment in the year 2016/17, but have not yet received a diagnosis as of 1 October 2017? Please provide this information as a number and as a percentage.

6. As of October 2017, what is the current waiting time from referral to the start of the diagnostic assessment?

7. As of October 2017, what is the expected waiting time from referral to a final diagnosis of autism?

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