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Autism Diagnostic Assessment

Screening Assessment


  • An opportunity to meet with the person seeking assessment
  • Completion of information gathering questionnaire
  • Face to Face consultation (either in person or virtually);
    • to discuss the information gathered from the questionnaire and gain additional information
    • to explore the reasons for seeking assessment
    • to explore an autistic identify with you, and within this, the diagnostic framework
  • Summary report outlining the screening assessment and recommendations following this.
  • A screening assessment allows us to explore with you the value of an in-depth multidisciplinary assessment and make an informed decision about next steps, ensuring full understanding of the assessment process and possible outcomes.

Specialist Autism Diagnostic Assessment

An in depth autism assessment will be carried out by a minimum of two professionals with differing clinical backgrounds who have significant experience and highly specialist skills in the area of autism diagnosis. The assessment includes the use of clinical tools as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Assessment tools link directly to the most up to date framework for consideration of a diagnosis (DSMV).

All assessments are carried out ensuring that the person’s best interests are at the centre of the assessment. This means assessments can differ between each person however, a core assessment will always include;  

  • The completion of a detailed developmental history. We are trained in a range of formal assessments to assist with this, including the ADI-R, ACIA and DISCO
  • The completion of a face to face assessment with the person using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) assessment  
  • Education or workplace setting visit and/or liaison as deemed appropriate by the assessing team  
  • Feedback appointment – the outcome of the assessment will be fed back along with information regarding the assessment components and recommendations. This session will allow open discussion and provide opportunity to ask questions regarding the assessment and the outcome.  
  • Detailed report which outlines the components of the assessment, the outcome, an in-depth profile of a person’s experiences, strengths and challenges and recommendations  

Some assessments will require additional elements to those listed above and these will be discussed fully with you if required.

Additional Post Assessment Support Session

A member of our specialist team will spend time with you and/or your child, helping you to further explore the outcome of your or your child’s assessment and any specific  aspects which you would like to explore further in more depth.

Screening Assessment Arrival and Process

Prior to screening assessments, we always provide you with an accessible appointment letter which shows a picture of the building and the clinicians, and uses visual symbols to support understanding of who, where, when and what to expect.

This video also explains what to expect when you come for your assessment.

Training Packages

  • .We offer a range of neuro-affirming training packages for education and work places which can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual setting.


  • Each course has been designed to support participants to re-examine perceptions of what it means to be autistic, challenging historical and stereotypical views of autism. Attendees will be guided in expanding their knowledge about what an autistic identity really is by learning about autism through the lens of neurodiversity; thinking about profiles of strengths and challenges. These courses have been developed using resources created by autistic advocates, reflecting on real lived experience, amplifying autistic perspectives. Each course includes information on;
    • Understanding the importance of changing terminology within the world of autism.
    • Raising awareness of autism as an identity; considering differences not deficits
    • Challenging common misconceptions about autism
    • Understanding the autistic profile: considering communication and interaction from an autistic perspective and discovering more about autistic ways of engaging in stimming, predictability, interests and sensory processing.
    • Understanding how the bias of ableism can negatively impact people’s opinion about autism
    • Understanding the value of autism identification (formal or otherwise)
    • Increasing confidence in autism knowledge and best practice language to aid positive discussions with autistic people and their support network.

Testimonials regarding Everything Autism Training Packages 

‘I found the training both interesting and enlightening - it really made me question my own practice’  Headteacher, Primary School

‘The trainers were both knowledgeable and challenging during the training sessions – which encouraged us to really think how we can perceive autism as a different way of how an individual’s brain works, rather than as a condition’ Headteacher, Primary School

‘I would recommend the training to anyone as an absolute must for a clear understanding of neurodiversity’  Teacher, Primary school

‘It didn’t meet my expectations, it went beyond! Very well put together and presented. I think it was useful to all different interests in the subject (professional and personal). Great thought provoking presentation.’ Delegate, Construction Group Training


All of our services are unique to each person. Our services are therefore priced according to individual need.

We will always agree an assessment/treatment plan with you and be open and honest with you about what we feel is required and why.