The Assessment process may involve many different professionals for example Psychiatrist Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist. People in your life may be involved such as previous teachers, counsellors or parents. 

The process could involve:

  • Meetings to collect information regarding you
  • Observations of you in a variety of settings
  • Collecting reports about you from other people supporting you
  • Medical examination

Each stage of the process should be explained to you, and you should be given time to ask any questions.

You can take someone with you.

During the process diagnostic tools will be used, these are to help identify whether you have autism. One of the more common tools is The Diagnostic Instrument for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) you will be asked questions from your childhood about things that you did. If you can’t remember a family member can help you answer the questions.