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(UK) 'National scandal'; Cheshire mom waits 5 years for son's autism diagnosis

June 4, 2019, Cheshire Live: The mum who's fought for five years to get her son an autism diagnosis https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/mum-whos-fought-five-years-16372134 A mum who spent five years battling the system to get an official diagnosis for her son has described cuts to SEND (special education needs and disability) services as a 'national scandal'. Amy Hannah's seven-year-old son Marley truggles to communicate, lacks social skills, has behavioural issues, can’t read or write and hasn’t developed emotionally at the same rate as his peers. Amy, from Widnes , says a range of health professionals have said they believe Marley, who is prone to meltdowns triggered by senses such as smell and sound, displays obvious symptoms of Autism and ADHD. …