About Autism Diagnosis Child Diagnosis Are there other options other than going to the GP? There are many professionals and organisations that can provide private assessments for your child. Parents sometimes opt for these as waiting times can sometimes be lengthy. Costs do vary and can be considered costly. It’s also important to note that some local authorities may not accept the results of private diagnoses. They might insist upon an NHS diagnosis before they will provide services to you and your child. For this reason, we suggest that you stay on the waiting list for an NHS assessment even if you also decide to go privately.