The process entails an in-depth background interview followed by an ASD-specific diagnostic tool and intellectual ability measure with the adult seeking diagnosis. An interview with a person who knows the adult well and preferably knew them as a child (e.g. a parent or older sibling) is also required for a formal diagnosis. A detailed report is provided at the final feedback session with the client.
Individual consultation to discuss concerns or questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder are also available.
It is important to think about what getting, or not getting a diagnosis will mean for you. It can be helpful for some people to talk to a friend or family member, for other people, talking to a professional may be helpful.
Getting a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult can be useful for the following: