Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition that typically affects how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them. For many people, getting a diagnosis can be a helpful sign of recognition and a long-overdue validation for feeling different. It can provide clarity, belonging, peace of mind and support. The first step is to seek a professional assessment.Read our autism assessment guide for adults
If you are looking for an autism diagnosis, it's important to see an expert in the field. We can help, either face-to-face or online.
Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition that typically affects how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them. For many people, getting a diagnosis can be a helpful sign of recognition and a long-overdue validation for feeling different. It can provide clarity, belonging, peace of mind and support. The first step is to seek a professional assessment.
Autistic spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders. As the name suggests, the symptoms and severity can vary hugely between autistic people.
In recent years there has been some controversy as to how autism disorders should be classified and understood – read more here.
The triad of impairments (difficulties with social communication, imagination and interaction) is often used to classify the symptoms that many autistic people experience.
Find out more about the autism assessment we offer, based on best practice and with expert clinicians who are specialists in the field.
Talking therapies can be highly effective at helping autistic people manage some of the challenges the condition can bring.
It’s common for autistic people to have a co-mordid condition, such as ADHD, depression or anxiety.
You don’t need a GP referral to book a diagnosis
Appointments usually available within a few days, nationwide
Qualified and friendly triage team to help you find the right option
Every year we help thousands of people connect with highly experienced clinicians who specialise in diagnosing and supporting autistic people.
I was seen very quickly, following a conversation with someone in the triage team who really took the time to understand what my concerns were. I wasn’t sure about getting a diagnosis, but the appointment with the Psychiatrist was excellent, very thorough and I have been amazed at level of care taken by the clinician to understand me. The comprehensive report which followed, has been incredibly useful and I now feel more confident about going forward.
I was surprised how easy it was to get hold of someone to talk to about appointments, and changes to my condition – every time I have rung I have spoken to someone who understands Bipolar. Everybody I’ve spoken with has been very friendly, certainly non-judgemental and made me feel at ease. My appointment was very thorough, I was quickly able to talk about everything I needed to
I have struggled on and off with depression most of my life. My GP has prescribed antidepressants and a short course of CBT, but they haven’t really helped. I was a bit nervous about paying privately, but it was well worth it. I saw a Psychiatrist who obviously really understands depression and actually changed my diagnosis. Now I know what I am dealing with, I can find a treatment that will work. Thank you.
Just to say thank you for the whole team for helping me, it’s been great to finally get a proper treatment plan in place, I don’t know why I delayed doing this for so long. The whole process was really clear and the triage team were really nice to me on the phone, always polite. I have had six sessions of therapy so far and it seems to be making a difference already!
The ADHD assessment was very thorough, I felt like no stone was left unturned. It was a surprise to me to learn that I also have depression, which helps explain some of how I have been feeling. Now I have a proper medication plan in place I feel much better, the Dr. explained the whole thing to me and I am looking forward to things settling down.