One question to consider about a private diagnosis is how well it would be recognised.
- See: article from the Autism Service. They offer private diagnosis too so they are likely to be in favour but their article might help to clarify things. They have a centre in Sheffield.
- The charity, Autism Berkshire, does not recommend private diagnosis but they think it is better to consult someone registered with the Health and care professions council (HCPC)
- Special needs jungle has published an answer to a question from IPSEA.
Q Can my local authority refuse to accept a private diagnosis?
A There is no basis in law for the local authority to reject a professional report simply because it was privately obtained. Click icon to see your options if they do, though.