Rejected petition Provide Adult ADHD and Autism Diagnostic Assessments in Wales.
There are currently no Adult ADHD or Autism assessments on the NHS in Wales.
Women, non-binary people, and some men go undiagnosed until adulthood because the diagnostic criteria is based on research that focuses on traits exhibited by young boys.
The absence of an ADHD or Autism diagnosis often results in significant mental health issues such as Depression, Anxiety, and Social Anxiety.
A diagnosis gives access to the right support at work and higher education that they deserve.
Why was this petition rejected?
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There is already a dedicated Integrated Autism Service in Wales for assessing and diagnosing adults with autism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) https://autismwales.org/en/integrated-autism-service/
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