We offer autism assessments for individuals from the age of 5 and into adulthood. Our team follow NICE guidance and our assessments have been accepted by local authorities and NHS trusts (however we always advise you check with your local area that independent assessments are accepted).
Our team are experienced in the various autistic profiles for example the autistic PDA profile and female presentation (not just for females). We use a range of tools during the assessment process including the ADOS-2, RAADS and ADI-R as well as supplementary questionnaires such as the CAT-Q and EDA-Q. Throughout the process our peer support practitioners will be available to offer support while you go through your discovery journey.
Once we have completed your assessment, our team will meet (this is called a multi-disciplinary team meeting) to review the information we have found about your or your young person against the DSM-V-TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual)
All our assessments come with a comprehensive report which details the outcome as well as recommendations we feel will be helpful.
For young people who do meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis we also provide an accessible strength based report as well as a congratulation letter from our peer support practitioner welcoming them into the autistic community.