Frequently asked questions .....
Our service adheres to the most stringent NICE guidelines and our diagnosis is based on standard assessment methods and internationally recognised diagnostic criteria, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-5 and the The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second edition: (ADOS-2).
We would recommend that you discuss having a private assessment with your local health or education service, to seek their views
We offer a mixture of telephone and face to face appointments in most circumstances. These are arranged at a time that is mutually convenient.
We endeavour to have at least one face to face appointment for every assessment.
Your safety is paramount and our clinicians follow the latest national guidelines, including regular testing, wearing the appropriate PPE, social distancing, and deep cleaning of clinics in between sessions.
For more details please review our COVID-19 Patient Safety Policy
We offer a combination of face-to-face and video consultations for each assessment. Face-to-face assessments are at our clinics near Watford or Bromley. We will discuss the most appropriate location for you prior to booking an appointment.
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We charge a standard fee of £1,950 for a full multi-disciplinary assessment for autism.
Payment is taken in 2 stages, £500 prior to the initial consultation with the lead clinician and then a further £1,450 before booking the full diagnostic assessment and report.
Payment is accepted by bank transfer only, we do not take credit card payment.
Each assessment is designed around your specific needs, so the individual specialists involved will vary, but each assessment will always include the following:
- Assessments by at least 3 autism specialists
- An initial consultation of approximately 1 hour with a lead clinician
- 2 further assessments, conducted by 2 different clinicians
- At least one appointment will be face-to-face, lasting a minimum of 1 hour
- A comprehensive diagnostic report, with personalised recommendations and strategies
- A final consultation, to discuss the outcome of the assessment with the lead clinician
Full details of the process and clinicians involved will be discussed with you prior to any appointment being confirmed.