This is for our benefit more than anyone else's, but I'm always getting muddled about when I first enquired about this, or when our first appointment was for that, so I just need to write a list of when things have happened.
Dec 2011- Asked GP for referral to Paediatrics
Jan 2012- Letter from hospital explaining the waiting list is around 11 weeks
Jan - Told by Heath Visitor that speech therapy was unlikely at such a young age
20 Jan - Self-referred for speech therapy & occupational therapy
3 Feb - Health Visitor did SOGS test confirming River is developmentally delayed, agreed to refer for hearing test
24 Feb - Applied for Disability Living Allowance with help from Cerebra
27 Feb- Appointment for a speech therapy is offered
9 March- chased hearing test with hospital, they'd never received a referral! Called Health Visitor & asked her to please refer him.
12 March-Speech Therapy assessment
14 March- Portage home visit by Educational Psychologist
19 March- received Speech Therapy report
23 March- still no news on hearing test so chased again & was offered an appointment
26 March- received Ed Psych report
23 March- letter from DLA explaining they've requested a report from our GP
30 March- Paediatric assessment at hospital- although when we arrived, we were only seen by a registrar. He didn't have a copy of the Ed Psych report. He agreed to refer us to the autism specialist.
4 April- Health Visitor repeated his SOGS test at home
6 April- received paediatric appointment through as the registrar had promised- but instead of being with the autism specialist, it was with another registrar for September.
11 April- Appointment with GP, expressed unhappiness at being fobbed off with another registrar appointment. She agreed to refer us & ask for either the autism specialist or another Dr experienced in autism, NOT a registrar
25 April- Call from DLA requesting the Ed Psych report. Emailed it to them.
27 April- received Paediatric report
May- still not heard about paediatric assessment so called hospital & was offered an appointment with another doctor very experienced in autism for July
2 May- letter from DLA apologising for delay
8 May- received an appointment for the main autism specialist in June
8 May- Family Support Worker round to apply for 2yr old pre-school funding for River
9 May- Senior Portage Worker visit
14 May- received letter confirming our application for DLA was successful.
14 May- Family Support Worker called, application for 2yr old pre-school funding was successful.
14 May- Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy home visits
16 May (tomorrow)- Hearing test at hospital
16 May- Nursery nurse from Health Visiting team home visit
17 May- Occupational Therapy home visit
19 June- Paediatric assessment with autism specialist
13 July- Paediatric assessment with Dr experienced in autism