Frequently asked questions...

Where do I begin?

​I​t is common for individuals and families to have done some ground work and research of their own before contacting ASPECT.  

If you are concerned that you or your child has Autism then you may wish to speak with your GP about all options available to you. If you feel that a private Autism Assessment is of benefit to you or your family then please get in touch to discuss how we could help.  

​Can you diagnose Autism?

At ASPECT  we pride ourselves in following national recognised guidelines in making formal diagnosis of Autism. Our Clinicians are highly trained and are professionally committed to maintaining our clinical knowledge and skills. Our team consist of experienced clinicians who have worked within the NHS and private sectors for over 20 years.

Are private Autism assessments accepted by other professionals? 

The simple answer is Yes.  It has long been the case that individuals have had to fight to be recognised as being on the Autism spectrum.   A full and comprehensive assessment will be completed using gold standard assessments.  All of our clinicans have worked for many years within the NHS and in private practice.

What do I get from assessment?

At Aspect you will get a very personal service, as we strive to make you comfortable and feel part of your own unique journey throughout the assessment process.  If we do not feel that Autism is indicated we will halt the process and provide information with regards to our assessment. 

The diagnostic assessment option provides you with a written report. It is recommended you keep the original and make copies of this report as it may be required in the future to assist you or  your child to access other services or supports in the future.   You will be offered a feedback appointment to discuss the assessment and any concerns you may have. 

​Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a formal referral to access our support. Individuals and families can contact us directly seeking a formal Autism Assessment from ASPECT.​  If you are a professional and are interested in referring someone to our service, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

What happens after?

We work alongside other clinicians who we can offer Psychological support and counselling post diagnosis if this is required or requested. This will be time limited but should provide a person or family with increased resilience and understanding about Autism and assist those in accepting their uniqueness in a positive way. 

If you have  any further questions please call us