Worcestershire Commissioned NHS Adult Asperger's Service

 

Our NHS Adult Asperger's Service is available to adults (aged 16 and a half and older) on referral from your GP or other health professional. This service provides assessment and support for adults who have, or are suspected of having, an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

 

What we offer:

 

Assessment and Diagnosis: 

 

Our Multidisciplinary assessment consists of several stages, including;

  • Initial assessment: An in-depth discussion of your concerns with your allocated key worker to discuss whether a full assessment for ASC is required, or whether some other form of support or alternative service may be more appropriate. 

 

If diagnostic assessment is recommended, this would include:

  • Cogntive Assessment: An assessment of your cognitive abilities or IQ. 
  • Sensory Assessment: A self-report questionnaire, assessing whether you have any sensory processing difficulties. 
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): Assessment activities focussing on your communication, social interaction and imagination.
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R): A discussion between the clinician and a family member or partner to gain further background information.
  • Feedback session: An opportunity to discuss the outcome of your assessment with your key worker, along with recommendations for the next steps. 

 

Support Options:

 

  • Community support: 3 individual sessions with our specialist support worker offering guidance and advice on the practical aspects of having an ASC. Support can include help with PIP applications, looking for work and interview support. 
  • Understanding ASC Group: 3 small group sessions focusing on learning about ASC and gaining emotional and practical management strategies for the difficulties associated with having an ASC. These sessions are also available for family members or friends to attend with you.
  • Psychology Support: 6 individual sessions with a Psychologist providing support around your diagnosis of ASC and helping you to develop stratgies for the difficulties associated with this diagnosis. 

 

In order to access this service, your first point of call should be your GP who can discuss your concerns with you and make a referral to us. Individuals must be registered with a Worcestershire GP to access this service and the referral must be made by a relevant health professional. 

 

You can find our referral form by going to our 'Contact us' page or linking on the link below, which you can download and take to your GP. 

 

 

Once a referral has been made and accepted, we will contact you to book the intial assessment. 

 

 

For more information, please contact us on 01562 610011 or by email at support@thefamilypsychologist.co.uk