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Diagnosis of autism

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:226

Adequate funding is needed for assessment services

  1. Iain McClure, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist (,
  2. Haider Mamdani, consultant community paediatrician,
  3. Roslyn McCaughey, senior speech and language therapist
  1. Acorn Centre, Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, G83 0UA

    EDITOR—In their clinical review of the diagnosis of autism Baird et al highlight the need for a multiagency process of assessment and supportive intervention to be made available to all children presenting with concerning symptoms, in accordance with the recommendations of recent national reviews.13 One important additional reason for such provision, …

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