DD's paediatrician, after a 3 year long assessment period, last week finally decided that she was on the Spectrum. He gave me a sheet of paper which had a list of books on it mostly aimed at much younger children. DD is 17.
The paediatrician said he will see her again in 4 months and was writing to the GP and college ,although she doesn't currently have a course for September due to the college being concerned about her mental health.
I did mention the ASD diagnosis to her mental health care coordinator but she stated that it's not an area that they offer support for- adult mental health services.
My question therefore is does anyone know what I do to get DD the support she will need? Should I be going to the GP to get a referral to the learning disabilities team.
I just want to get the best support for her and TBH am frustrated that it's taken this long to get to a diagnosis.