Thank you for highlighting the issues of getting diagnosed and obtaining support. These issues are not limited to adults. One of my children is autistic, so-called high functioning, and it took more than five years and thousands of dollars to get to a diagnosis. Because she was a teenager, there were very few places in our health plan that had the testing resources and skilled psychologists to assess her. And they all had waiting lists of a year or more. Yes, that's right, a YEAR or longer.

As she was already 16, we couldn't wait. I spent effort negotiating with…

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