Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that can affect a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. There are varying levels of severity and abilities on the Autism Spectrum. Comprehensive assessment by a skilled professional is important in accessing support, guiding intervention and strategies to support the child or young person.
Both Alicia and Stephanie are qualified and trained to complete assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. They follow the gold standard approach to assessment which includes:
- Autism diagnostic observation schedule - second edition (with child).
- Autism Diagnostic Interview - revised (with parents/carers).
- Interview with classroom teachers or relevant people.
- School observation when required.
If your child is 13 years old and under a referral from a paediatrician or psychiatrist is required to access the rebate under the ‘Helping Children with Autism Scheme’.