Due to the very high level of demand from new enquiries, the decision has been taken to temporarily suspend taking new registrations from private clients. The decision was a difficult one to make, however the team felt that uncertainty around appointment timing could be detrimental to those waiting for their assessment.
Clients who have already completed registration forms will remain on our waiting list. Those who are waiting for screening results should note potential delays when deciding on whether to proceed onto registration.
We are still offering our ASD pre-diagnostic screening questionnaires to new enquiries as the comprehensive screening questionnaires can help inform clients whether they would benefit from pursuing a formal autism assessment either with alternative private providers or through their GP/NHS. Note: The screening questionnaires and breakdown of results are not a formal diagnosis.
Please email us with requests or enquiries relating to screening.
Please note we are actively recruiting more qualified clinicians and in the meantime are doing all we can to progress our existing clients so that we can re-open fully as soon as possible, any further updates will be communicated on our website.
We want to thank you for your interest in our service and for your anticipated understanding.
If you are at all concerned about how you are feeling, or have concerns about someone else, we would always recommend speaking to someone e.g. GP.
For more information on the Diagnostic process, please see the links below in order of 1 - 6.
Autism Anglia's Diagnostic Service provides 'Gold Standard' assessments for both children and adults. Located within a new, purpose-built Diagnostic Centre at Doucecroft School in Colchester, Essex.
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Prior to carrying out the diagnostic assessment for both children and adults, several screening measures are required, which give an indication of autism traits, as well as strengths and difficulties...
If a decision is made to to proceed to the full assessment, a link to complete our registration form will be provided, as well as an email to set up an account, allowing time to complete and save the form. Once the form is completed, it should be submitted to register with the Diagnostic service for assessment...
The client to be offered a person-centered appointment for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)...
The person seeking an assessment will be asked to attend a structured observation lasting approximately one hour. This will be with our clinicians in our diagnostic suite...
An invitation will be offered for a customised feedback session with a clinician following issue of the draft diagnostic report. This is to discuss the contents of the report, and to provide post-diagnostic advice...
Some common questions that we're asked relating to the Diagnostic Service.