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‘Unacceptable’ wait to screen children for developmental delays and autism

Michael Crouch Chair for Child and Youth Mental Health and head of CAN Research, Prof. Adam Guastella, chats to The Sydney Morning Herald about the alarming waitlist times for child neurodevelopmental assessments.

Assessment waitlists have worsened throughout the pandemic, leaving families across Greater Sydney waiting up to two years for an assessment. Adam discusses what this delay means for families and the importance of early intervention. He also talks about the prevalence of neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as how health services have responded to the increasing waitlist duration.

Read the full article in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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