No, the FREE screening is exactly that … FREE. We provide feedback, with recommendations, but it is entirely your choice if you take your enquiry with us any further.
FREE online screening for Autism
(including the PDA profile)
As part of our comprehensive assessment service for Autism, we offer a free online screening service to help determine if you have signs of possible Autism. This screening has been developed based on decades of combined experience and assessing thousands of individuals. Within our feedback we always use the caveat ‘possible’ until we can formally assess an individual face to face, or online. For adults we offer the following services:
- Initial FREE screening
- Diagnostic Opinions
- Formal Assessments
Further details of the process are outlined below
1 - Diagnostic Opinion
The first is a diagnostic opinion, which is aimed at adults who merely wish to understand themselves better. This includes a two-hour assessment with a clinical psychologist, and a written report which provides the clinician’s opinion.
2 - Formal multi-disciplinary assessment
The other is a formal multi-disciplinary assessment following NICE Guidelines, which is more suitable for adults who may wish to access local services for support post diagnosis. This is carried out by a team of clinicians and also provides a very detailed report, complete with recommendations.
We also offer an initial free of charge screening service. Click here to begin your free screening.
If the initial screening only shows limited possible signs of Autism, then prior to a formal assessment we would suggest an initial consultation with one of our clinical team to discuss matters further.
This is priced at £100. If it is considered there is sufficient possible evidence to carry out a full assessment, and that assessment is subsequently booked with us, then we provide a £50 discount on the normal assessment price to contribute towards the cost of the consultation.
If we see strong evidence of possible Autism at the screening stage, we may suggest you opt out of the consultation step, and consider going straight to a formal assessment. This does of course enable you to access an earlier appointment and reduce their costs (It is important to note that the initial consultation does NOT provide a diagnosis, nor a report).
If you’re female you may also be interested to know that our clinical director, Dr Judy Eaton, has written a book titled ‘A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum: Diagnosis, Intervention and Family Support’, which was commissioned by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (The book can be viewed on our Recommend Reading page).
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