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What should I do if I suspect that my child [who is under 5] has autism?

The child is referred to the consultant paediatrician and is then referred to the Early Years Social Communication Team. This team consists of a parent partnership worker, a speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist and sometimes an educational psychologist. The team offers support and assessment with six-monthly clinic reviews. During these clinics, diagnostic feedback may be provided where appropriate.

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Going through assessment and possible diagnosis can sometimes be a daunting time for your family. Autism Jersey can offer support every step of the way. Please get in touch with our Head of Family Support by calling 871888.