I have 20 years experience working in diagnostic teams in the NHS in Somerset, offering assessments for children and young people with suspected autism. I still offer these assessments as part of an independent autism team which includes a paediatrician and a specialist speech and language therapist. We all have the required qualifications and training to conduct these assessments. We have all worked in autism diagnostic teams for under 18 year olds in the NHS in Somerset. These autism assessments can contribute to an Early Health Care Plan (EHCP).