Autism Assessment and Diagnosis
Our autism assessment process follows the latest NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Clinical Guidelines for assessing autism spectrum disorder in under 19s and in adults.
We use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/autism.
Having an assessment for autism does not always lead to a diagnosis of autism.
Fees vary depending on the age of the child/young person as they require different assessments. Below is a general guide, dependant on age at the time of the assessment, for our multidisciplinary NICE guidance compliant autism assessments. Should additional assessments/liaison with other professionals be requested/required, the price quoted will reflect those.
- 2-6 years old – £1,840
- 6-16 years old – £1,960
- 16 years 11 months plus – £1,900
Payment of Fees
Payment is due in full via bank transfer/BACS at the time of booking the assessment.
Our autism assessments are highly specialist appointments with only a few available each month. In order to reduce waiting times for people, we ask that if any appointments need to be rearranged they are done so with more than 48 hours’ notice.
If assessment/feedback sessions are cancelled between 24-48 hour’s notice then a charge of £100 will be made to rebook the session.
Should less than 24 hours’ notice be provided or if an assessment/feedback session is not attended then a charge of £150 will be made to rebook the session.
We will endeavour to give you as much advance notice as possible of any need to cancel a future appointment.
Confidentiality of Online Sessions
We do not allow for you to record assessment sessions without prior consent. We will not be recording any of your online assessment sessions unless we have prior consent from you and this has been discussed and agreed and you have signed a consent form.
We do not consent to you letting anyone else listen in to any part of the online sessions (via phone or any other technical device or in person) without prior agreement with us.
One part of the assessment is required to be conducted face-to-face in a clinic setting. In order to keep everyone safe, the following measures are in place:
- We ask that only one parent, wearing a mask, and child/young person enter the building.
- Sanitizer is available for use on arrival and exit from the building.
- The room will be set out to ensure social distancing.
- All assessment materials will be disinfected prior to use and after use.
- Clients are advised to dress warmly in cold weather as the windows in the room may be open to provide ventilated air.
- Emma will wear a mask when she greets you, is moving around the clinic, and talking informally with you.
- Due to the nature of the assessment Emma won’t be wearing a mask during the ADOS assessment.
Completion of our COVID-19 risk assessment is required prior to any face-to-face appointments taking place.
Please note that we are unable to respond in an emergency situation. If you need support in an emergency then please contact your GP, the emergency services, or duty social worker for immediate advice and support.
Mental health telephone support is available from the Samaritans on 116 123.
Unexpected Clinician Unavailability
If your assessment is interrupted due to your clinician having unexpected long term unavailability, either Dr Lawrence or another Clinical Psychologist, will be in touch with you to discuss options.
Adélie Psychology Ltd will not undertake work that may lead or link to legal proceedings.
Last updated: 8 October 2021