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Autism should be 'better diagnosed', says health watchdog

The health watchdog NICE has issued new guidelines on how autism is recognised and diagnosed.

They say it will help parents who can sometimes wait for a diagnosis for years.

Jolanta Lasota is the Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, which runs the Treehouse school in north London.

It provides support for over 80 autistic children. She gave her reaction to Radio 5 live Breakfast.

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  • 28 Sep 2011
  • From the section Health