What to expect at assessment
A comprehensive adult ASD assessment will include:
A clinical interview – this will involve being asked questions about your developmental history when you were a child and how you perceive your current presentation. You will also be asked to complete ASD screening questionnaires.
ADOS assessment – this is a specialist ‘gold standard’ diagnostic assessment carried out individually with you to consider your presentation against the criteria for an ASD diagnosis.
Multi-disciplinary clinical discussion – Once all the information has been gathered relevant to your ASD assessment, it will evaluated with a consulting clinician who also specialises in this area to consider if a final ASD diagnosis is appropriate.
Comprehensive report and feedback – A full detailed report will then be written summarising the information gathered and the diagnostic outcome of the assessment. This will also include recommendations and helpful sources.