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
It is recommended that a request is made to NHSQIS, as the body into which SIGN has been integrated, to develop guidelines for evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and management of ASD in adults.
It is recommended that approaches are made to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to establish the feasibility and desirability of disseminating ASD 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 ASD Reference Group considers and responds to these findings.
Recommendation Twenty Two
Recommendation Twenty Three
It is recommended that the ASD 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 ASD 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.