Keywords: Children - Child Development
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.
Behaviour and Development Assessment Pathway incl. ASD
Specialist assessment pathway for children and young people suspected of having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder up to the age of 18. Support to families already with a diagnosis of ASD.
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Children, young people and their families usually need to be referred to this pathway by a professional, such as a paediatrician or speech and language therapist.
Tel: 0300 123 0907 Option 4