Autism assessment delay concerns across Wales
Research by BBC Wales' Wales Live programme has revealed staffing issues have also impacted on waiting times.
One mother said it took five years and £6,000 to get her son an assessment and his diagnosis recognised.
The Welsh Government said the roll-out of a national integrated autism plan was continuing.
A spokesman said there were also plans to issue statutory guidance to councils and health boards requiring them to plan and deliver effective autism services.
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- 24th January 2018