Wait time for child autism assessments ‘completely unacceptable’

CBC News | December 9, 2016, Written by Kerry Campbell

The long wait times Island families face waiting for a child to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or a learning disability came under scrutiny in the P.E.I. Legislature Friday.

The current wait time for Island children to receive an assessment from a psychologist within the school system is about three years, according to government.

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The province says it is exploring an option to hire private practice psychologists to help clear the backlog of assessment cases.

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