Working in conjunction with the NHS in Calderdale and the Sheffield Autism and Neurodevelopment Service, the Society for Neurodiversity (S4Nd), has produced a template letter that is set to help hundreds of Autistic people make claims for benefits. The letter is now available to all GPs, which in turn will make it simpler and easier for Autistic people to obtain the proof of diagnosis they need to access a range of benefits.
At S4Nd, we’re currently working hard on our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of how “Patient Choice” is still not being applied to Neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments. Here’s our latest press release, which went out to a selection of national and regional media. We’re also sharing it on social media as it contains links to our newly published guide for individuals to use if they encounter similar problems. Here’s the release in full: