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Diagnosing Autism in Adults

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Autism along with ADHD are both neurodevelopmental disorders and can occur together as comorbid conditions.

The neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of conditions with onset in the developmental period. This group of disorders typically manifest early in development, often before the child enters school, and are characterized by developmental deficits that produce impairments of personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning.

Children with neurodevelopmental disorders can experience difficulties with language and speech, motor skills, behaviour, memory, learning, or other neurological functions. There is usually a strong genetic predisposition to have one of the neurodevelopmental disorders.

While the symptoms and behaviours of neurodevelopmental disabilities often change or evolve as a child grows older, some disabilities persist into adulthood.

What are some of the common symptoms of autism?

  • Finding it harder to communicate and interact with people.
  • Finding it harder to understand how other people might think or feel.
  • Finding sensory experiences such as bright lights or loud noises overwhelming or uncomfortable
  • Getting anxious or upset when faced with unfamiliar situations and social events.
  • Sticking to repetitive or stereotypical behaviour patterns and routines

Diagnosing Autism in Adults: What to expect?

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Adults needs careful clinical assessment by a specialist, incorporating informant history especially of the early developmental period. The assessment is also aided by self rating screening questionnaires, but the diagnosis is ultimately clinical and needs to synthesize different perspectives, clinical observations and exclusion of other psychological conditions which may exhibit similar features as in ASD.

While the symptoms and behaviours of neurodevelopmental disabilities often change or evolve as a child grows older, some disabilities persist into adulthood.

Having an ASD/ASC means that the person has a different way of understanding others and the world around them. ASD/ASD is a lifelong developmental disorder, not an illness or disease so there is no cure as such but there are many ways that the difficulties can be managed.

The assessment process would require you and someone that has known you since childhood to complete several questionnaires beforehand.

Informants can be helped to complete the questionnaires with the aid of childhood pictures, school reports and early health records.

Please allow time to complete the questionnaires and if not sure about any question, just state not sure or cannot recall.

The assessment takes 2 hours and family members are welcome to attend at least for a part of it. This at present is being arranged virtually. The assessment would focus on general psychiatric conditions as well as ASD. At the end, an outcome and recommendations for management would be shared and discussed.

A full assessment report will be provided following the assessment. The report may contain treatment recommendations for some of the difficulties that you are experiencing such as medication for associated anxiety or depression and suggestions for therapeutic interventions such as coaching and cognitive bevahioural therapy.

What are the Benefits of getting an Autism diagnosis?

Many people have reported that after receiving a diagnosis of autism they can feel a great sense of relief and are then better able to get the support and help that they need to move on with their future. After receiving a diagnosis, this can also help friends and family to have a greater understanding of why their loved ones might behave the way that they do.

ADHD and Autism commonly occur together as co-morbid developmental disorders. In such cases both conditions can interact with each other to produce a unique symptom profile. This is why diagnosing autism is important in the holistic assessment and treatment process that we offer at the ADHD Centre. The diagnosis of autism will help our clinical team to develop a better understanding of each client’s unique symptom profile and provide more comprehensive and targeted treatments to help and support them.

What is the fee for the assessment?

The fee for an online ASD assessment is £1195 and if any follow-ups are required these are charged at £225 each.

We are also able to offer specialist Autism Coaching and after your assessment we would be happy to arrange for one of our coaches to contact you to talk to you about this. Prices for coaching start at £120 per session.

The ADHD Centre provides Autism Assessments for Adults

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