Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder which affects individuals’ social skills and communication, their interests, and behaviours. An ASD diagnosis can provide individuals and their families with relief and understanding, and in many cases, access to funding and support. ASD assessment can inform future emotional, behavioural, and social support, and can help schools facilitate individuals learning.

For some individuals ASD traits can be apparent from a young age. However, for many individuals a recognition that their experiences are consistent with ASD only emerges in adulthood. The Cairnmillar Clinic offers assessments for children ages 4+, adolescents, and adults.

The Cairnmillar Clinic can also provide relevant Medicare (and any relevant additional) rebates where appropriate. Please discuss with our clinic team for further information regarding these rebates. We also work closely with clients of the NDIS and those who are seeking to apply to the NDIS.

The assessment process includes:

  • An initial 90min to 2hr intake session with a psychologist, which includes assessment of developmental history and screening for ASD traits.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment administered by the psychologist.
  • Correspondence with additional allied health professionals involved in the individuals care, and significant others (e.g. school teachers)
  • Comprehensive Autism Diagnostic Assessment report written by the assessing psychologist.
  • Feedback session with the psychologist to go over the assessment results and report.

The total fee for the ASD assessment is $1,650, inclusive of all appointments. The ASD assessment report is written in combination with a cognitive assessment. If the individual has not recently undergone cognitive assessment, this is available from the assessing clinical psychologist for an additional fee of $500 inc GST, or can be provided by one of our provisional psychologists for a reduced fee of $220 inc GST. Additional assessments might be included if the assessment is for NDIS purposes. This can be discussed and quoted after the initial intake session.

Our clinicians can provide ongoing support and targeted intervention to individuals and families for a range of difficulties and offer ongoing tailored support and intervention if required.

Please contact us to enquire about our ASD assessment process or to make an initial appointment.

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