For adults, getting a good quality diagnosis is the key foundation that will lead them to understanding their condition and for the best support to be made available to them.

High quality diagnosis, intervention and support

  • By 10 Yrs

  • By 5 Yrs

  • By 2 Yrs

  • Recommendation Nineteen

    It is recommended that a request is made to NHSQIS NHS Quality Improvement Service, as the body into which SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network has been integrated, to develop guidelines for evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and management of ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder in adults.

  • Recommendation Twenty

    It is recommended that approaches are made to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish the feasibility and desirability of disseminating ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder materials in e- CPD formats.

  • Recommendation Twenty One

    It is recommended that an assessment of national waiting lists is undertaken to clarify the extent of delays and that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder Reference Group considers and responds to these findings.

  • Recommendation Twenty Two

    Initiatives to address waiting lists for assessment should include consideration of further training on the use of ADOSAutism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, ADI-RAutism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, 3diDevelopmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview and DISCODiagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders to meet increased levels of demand.

  • Recommendation Twenty Three

    It is recommended that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder Reference Group explore the ways diagnostic processes for adults and children are different and how this should inform practice.

  • Recommendation Twenty Four

    It is recommended that the directory of individuals and teams undertaking assessment and diagnosis of ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder in Scotland is reviewed, updated and re-distributed.

  • Recommendation Twenty Five

    It is recommended that a review is conducted with a view to updating and re-distributing the quality diagnostic standard if it is found to continue to be of benefit.