BeginningwithA offers a range of assessment options for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).You may wish to arrange a diagnostic assessment for your child, or an adult, or even for youself.
The main part of the assessment normally takes place in Cambridge and takes around 4 hours. It typically includes a detailed face-to-face interview and direct behavioural observation.
Prior to the appointment, you will be asked to complete an ASD Screening/Profile Pack by post. This is a quick way to obtain an initial ASD profile of the child or adult before the full diagnostic assessment.
The ASD Screening/Profile Pack report can provide useful input for your GP or other health professionals. You can request a pack and report from BeginningwithA even without arranging for a diagnostic assessment (see below).
The ASD Screening/Profile Pack is a way to quickly obtain a comprehensive personal report indicating any signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. You simply complete a set of quesionnaires at home and return them by post. You then receive your profile report. Your report will not be a diagnosis but it will include recommendations, which may indicate the need for a diagnostic assessment, or may conclude that there is no real cause for concern.
The cost of the ASD Screening/Profile Pack is £250. But it need not cost you anything to take a look at the pack. If for any reason you decide not to go ahead, you can use the reply-paid envelope to return the questionnaires unused within seven days and you will receive a full refund!