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R   13 June 2021

Can late diagnosed adult autistics get disability certificates?

govt order says the use of INCLEN and ISAA diagnostics for Autism certification. These tests are for children. How late-diagnosed adults will be certified especially if childhood history not available?


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Sankaranarayanan (Advocate)     13 June 2021

Check with the concerned department and assertain details 

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G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     14 June 2021

There is a prescribed day in a week and Govt. Hospitals must provide such certificates duly examined by experts.  That is valid and ultimate for all purposes.

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R   14 June 2021

Originally posted by : G.L.N. Prasad
There is a prescribed day in a week and Govt. Hospitals must provide such certificates duly examined by experts.  That is valid and ultimate for all purposes.

But the experts are bound to follow the govt guideline that restricts the experts to INCLEN, ISAA tool which is totally dependent upon childhood symptoms. But in countries like UK etc (here is an UK guideline) its now possible to diagnose the adults. Now is there any such  Government guideline in India? 

Personally I know an autistic adult whose parents are no more and detailed childhood history possibly missing. The person has dx from private therapists but is confused about certification process. 

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     14 June 2021

In India, the medical certificate from a Govt. Hospital is final.

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     15 June 2021

Autism is condition of uneven skill development primarily affecting the communication and social abilities of aperson, marked by reetitive and and ritualistic behavior.

 

  1. The Department has notified the guidelines for certification of Autism for the first time on 26 April 2016.
  2. For identification of Autism cases INCLEN Diagnostic tools shall be used.
  3. Based on identification of Autism cases, certification of Autism shall be issued on the basis of Indian Scale of Autism Assessment (ISAA) tools
  4. The appropriate government shall constitute Autism Certification Medical Board comprising of a Pediatrician/Pediatric neurologist, a clinical Psychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist, and a Psychiatrist.

For Futher details please visit: https://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in

 


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