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Referrals to the Integrated Autism Service

How can I refer?

We accept self-referrals and referrals from all health professionals (with the person's consent) for diagnostic assessments and for support if someone has a diagnosis.

Please complete the referral form and send it to us.
For those who already have a diagnosis we accept self-referrals, referrals from parents and carers and referrals from professionals. We will ask that you provide evidence of your diagnosis, ideally a diagnostic report. Referrals can be made by email on, by phone on 07970 647 820, or in writing. Please email us if you would like us to send you a referral form for support. 

What can I expect after a referral?

Diagnostic assessments: When we have received your referral, we will process the referral and then you will be written to with information about the process and asked to opt-in. You need to inform us that you wish to proceed. From September 2022, all new referrals for assessment are invited to a triage appointment. 

  • Prior to being offered a triage appointment, you will be asked to return a questionnaire. 
  • You will then be seen at the triage clinic by two experienced clinicians who will determine whether a full diagnostic assessment of autism is indicated. 
  • If further assessment is indicated, you will be added to the waiting list for a full diagnostic assessment. 
  • If further assessment is not indicated, you will be discharged from the Integrated Autism Service and directed to other services or resources, as required. 

Please note, the triage clinic will offer rapid access to the service; however, should individuals need further assessment the waiting time is still likely to be around 24 months at the present time. 

Other referrals: If appropriate, you will be offered an initial appointment with a member of our team who will discuss what support . The outcome of that appointment may be that we offer you group support, signpost you to other services, or offer you some individual support.

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