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Questionnaire for Professionals

Hertfordshire County Council together with East and North Hertfordshire and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust (HPFT) are undertaking a review into the autism assessment pathway and support available following diagnosis in Hertfordshire. 
Hertfordshire is committed to supporting people on the autism spectrum and ensuring they receive support to enable them to live happy, healthy and independent lives within their communities.
This review will focus on adult diagnosis (those aged over 18) and will inform the future delivery of services for people on the autism spectrum.

We will collect information from adults on the waiting list for an autism assessment, adults already diagnosed, families, carers and professionals.

The review aims to:

  • Undertake a detailed review into the current waiting list
  • Understand the experience of those who are waiting for a diagnosis
  • Understand how a diagnosis of autism impacts on a person’s life
  • Understand the experiences of accessing health, social care and education services for a person on the autism spectrum and how this can be improved
  • Explore how diagnostic services could diagnose autism earlier in line with clinical guidance
  • Improve understanding and awareness of autism among healthcare professionals
  • Make recommendations about support available to people following diagnosis and make it more accessible

To get involved please complete this questionnaire. Please use this questionnaire to tell us about your experiences.  Your feedback will shape the future delivery of services for people with autism.

This questionnaire is for professionals who support people that have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition or those waiting for an autism assessment in Hertfordshire.

There is a separate questionnaire for those currently on the waiting list for an autism assessment, one for people that have received a diagnosis and another for carers.  We want to hear from as many people as possible.  Please let people know about the questionnaires and encourage them to complete one before 6th February 2020.


1. Please tell us about your experience of supporting someone seeking an autism diagnosis.

What was good?

What could be improved?


2. Please tell us about your experience of support following diagnosis.

What was good?

What could be improved?


3. What do you think would improve life for those waiting for an assessment or already diagnosed, their carers and families?


4. If you would like to be contacted to discuss the review of autism services in Hertfordshire, please enter your name and contact details here.


5. Please add any other comments you wish to make?