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Autism spectrum disorder: advances in diagnosis and evaluation

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1674 (Published 21 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1674

Re: Autism spectrum disorder: advances in diagnosis and evaluation

As so often I am grateful to JK Anand. I think we might pose the question, given the immense social consequences and costs of the phenomenon I am charting, including the long term viability of a population with such a level of disability, what is holding the medical profession and the government back from addressing it? It is nearly two months since my MP wrote to the Department of Health and Social Care based on my concerns presented in these columns and still there is no reply. Do they know something I don't?

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 July 2018
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
London N22