How to get my son tested for austim?

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my son already goes to Edwin lobo over his hyperactivity (adhd) they haven't said he had it officially due to him only being 4 nearly 5 as they have said they can't officially say it untill he is 6 but he has been showing hyperactivity on every visit but my question is if I mention all the similarities between my son and austim will they look into it or will I have to go to the doctors? as on every visit I've told Edwin lobo about the sleep problems the melt downs his problems with certain foods (all to-do with texture depends whether he'll eat or not) the feakouts to any change to his normal routine and speech delay, hyperactivity and soo many more aswell ,it has only just clicked in my head he could have it after an incident yesterday the school had a Xmas party and I get pulled aside to be told he's been stroppy/crying all day even come home like it it took me 2hrs to settle him he was in a bad state then being told by a family member it sounds more like austim it made me realise it could be more than just ADHD so I googled signs of austim which is when I see there are soo many that relate to him.

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    Tell us the other things he does and does not do ? like looking into your eyes? being touched? understanding emotions? communicating ?

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      thanks for the reply but I decided to speak to the doctor's listed my concerns and they agree it sounds like autism so they have now referred him

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    yes i was going to day just chat to your paediatrician and they can do an initial screening. Usually to get a diagnosis you need inout from other health care professionals who have assessed tour child and provide evidence for the paediatrician to work with. Can be a long road (took my son 4 years to get diagnosed). Wishing you lots of luck with it all.

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    yes i was going to day just chat to your paediatrician and they can do an initial screening. Usually to get a diagnosis you need inout from other health care professionals who have assessed tour child and provide evidence for the paediatrician to work with. Can be a long road (took my son 4 years to get diagnosed). Wishing you lots of luck with it all.

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