Autism Diagnosis

Autism Diagnosis for Children under 18

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS manages the Autism Spectrum Disorder Pathway, which assesses whether a child or young person has an autism spectrum condition. Click for full details of the ASD Pathway process

The waiting list for an assessment is more than a year (as of January 2016). Parents and carers are welcome to attend one of our pre-assessment workshops once their child has been accepted on the CAMHS waiting list.

Autism Diagnosis for Adults

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust also provides an assessment service for adults who think that they may have an autism spectrum condition. For details, click here

The wait for assessment in January 2016 was about eight months.

Private Diagnosis

We do not recommend private diagnosis but if you decide to follow this course, there are a number of local private providers. Please make sure that you consult someone who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Dr Fiona Knott, of the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading
The centre offers diagnostic services for individuals following evidence-based practice, with assessment carried out by a specialist clinical psychologist and speech and language therapist and follow-up support as required. Assessments may be privately funded or through employing organisations. Assessment fees in January 2016 were £720 for under-18s and £900 for adults.

See www.reading.ac.uk/psychology/Research/BARN-CentreforAutism.aspx or call 0118 378 7558.

Berkshire Therapy
Based in Wokingham. Offers private diagnosis for £950 (June 2015).

See www.berkshire-therapy.com/services.html

Berkshire Psychology
Based in Woodley. Assessments carried out by Dr Jenny Murray, for £800-£900 (June 2015).

See www.berkshirepsychology.co.uk for details or call 07894 353141

Mandy Smitton
Based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, but also sees clients from Berkshire. She specialises in working with children and adolescents.

See www.mandysmiton.com/ or call 07591 684918.

Dr Dawn Thomas-Bawa
Based in Basingstoke, Dr Thomas-Bawa is a chartered clinical psychologist.

See http://assessyou.com/ or call 01256 405460.