I'm trying to start a lobby group of health professionals and parent/carers working on the front line with children under 6 years who do not have a diagnosis (e.g. autism) and require services to get assessments free so that children can get early diagnoses and be eligible for funding to treat different disorders. I have found a huge gap in services for children who are not getting assessed and professionals in the industry not advising parents of assessments they can get done because they cannot afford the assessment. At the moment i would like to brainstorm with health professionals and parent/carers so that we can formulate some ideas about how to lobby government. I'm a Social Worker by profession and work in rehabilitation. I have become involved in this through my own son who may have Autism. I'd really like to hear from others.
Submitted by lukey2007 on Sun, 21/02/2010 - 1:08pm