For children and young people (up to 18):
Please see the How to get an assessment for Autism, ADHD or ADD page.
For people over 18:
The Adults with Autism service (opens new page) is a run by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation trust (SWYPFT) (opens new page).
The service offers adults diagnostic assessment and/or specialist interventions for people who are 18 years+ and do not have an intellectual disability.
Their main clinic is based at the Manygates clinic in Wakefield, however they use a number of community bases, including ones in Kirklees.
Service users have access to a multi-disciplinary team which includes medical, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and speech & language therapy practitioners. Specialist social work support is also available from the team or from our local authority partners.
Referrals are accepted from GPs, consultants and other services within the SWYPFT.
Here is their FAQ document about the referral process (downloads Word document).
You will be contacted by SWYPFT with an appointment for the diagnostic assessment.
Outcome of the assessment:
If you are diagnosed and meet the criteria for an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you and in some cases your family, may have a lot of questions. You will be offered up to 2 more appointments to discuss the implications of the diagnosis for you and what support may be helpful for you. This is not compulsory and not everyone feels they need this and decline the offer.
Depending where you live, you may also be offered further specialist health or social care interventions from the service which will be discussed with you at the time.