ADULT AUTISM ASSESSMENTS

You can self refer for an Adult Autism Assessment by using our Referral Form or be referred by your GP or other professional organisation.
 
We are able to offer you full support during the assessment process, and also hold Weekly Drop ins on a Friday 11am to 1pm

Who do we assess?

 

We complete Comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments for people who:

 

  • Have a  GP in Telford

  • Are over 18 *

  • Do not have a Learning Disability diagnosis **

 

 

Screening

 

Here is a screening tools test which you can use if you are considering making a referral:

 

https://psychology-tools.com/test/raads-14

 


 

 Assessment Referrals

You can refer yourself for an assessment or ask your doctor to refer you.


You can find the link to our Referral Form HERE


 

If you are under 18 then please contact CAMHS

 
** If you have a learning disability then please contact your local learning disability team by emailing them  at cldtshrop@mpft.nhs.uk.  

 

You can also contact Telford Wellbeing Independence Partnership for information and advice. 

 

Call: 01952 916030
 

Email: wip@tandwcvs.org.uk
 

Should I have an assessment?
 
It is important that you agree to having your autism assessment, and that you know the pros and cons. 


 
Autism diagnosis can be helpful because: 


It might help you to understand why you have certain difficulties and what you can do to help with those.

 
It might help you make sense of your relationships and experiences.

 
It might help your family, mental health team, doctor, employer, or anyone else you choose to tell to understand why you have certain difficulties and what they can do to help.


It might help you get access to services (like the autism hub) and benefits that you might need.

 
It would mean that your employer, college or university must provide reasonable adjustments for you to help you with parts of your job or studying that you find difficult.


It might help you to find other like-minded people, or identify with other people with Autism.
 


Autism diagnosis can be unhelpful because:

 
It doesn’t guarantee that you need, or will get benefits.

 
The military do not accept applications from people with a diagnosis of Autism. 


Some people feel that it is an unnecessary label.

The Autism Assessment Process 

What to expect during an Assessment?


Click on the image below to open our Assessment Pathway PowerPoint to find out more information about the process.

Unfortunately there is currently a significant wait for Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments. We are working hard to reduce this. You can call 01952 916109 or email admin@telfordautismhub.org.uk to clarify the current waiting times.

  
If you would like to discuss the possibility of an autism assessment please call or email and we will ask a member of out team to call you back at a convenient time. 

Useful links

The links below will help you find further advice and guidance about Autism and diagnosis.

Diagnostic assessment - a guide for adults who think they might be autistic
Here's what you can expect to happen on the day of the assessment and soon after.​

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/diagnosis/diagnostic-assessment/adults

Autistica website

https://www.autistica.org.uk/

1800 Seconds on Autism Podcasts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06sdq0x/episodes/downloads

Ambitious About Autism website - I think I have Autism

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/information-about-autism/preparing-for-adulthood/I-think-I-have-autism

NICE ( National Institute for Health and care Excellence) website - Autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG142/chapter/1-Guidance#identification-and-assessment