FOI Request - Autism Diagnosis Waiting Times

Request 101003354957

1.  How many people are on the waiting list for an autism diagnosis?

2.  What is the longest time someone has been on the current waiting list?

3.  What is the current average time it takes from being placed on the waiting list to assessment?

4.  How many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed in roles that can perform formal autism diagnoses?

5.  How many requests were there for an autism diagnosis and how many assessments were carried out, for the years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023?

Where possible, please provide this information broken down into male and female, in the adult and under 18s categories, and by each Scottish region.

Response 02-08-2023

1.-5. Not held. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held. 

The requester is advise to contact NHS Grampian for this information as an autism diagnosis is made by Learning Disability Psychologist or similar.

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