The Service for adults with Autism* (the term refers to Autism Spectrum Disorders encompassing Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and atypical Autism) offers diagnostic assessment and/or specialist interventions for people who are 18 years+ and do not have an intellectual disability.
Our main office base is Manygates Clinic in Wakefield, however, we use a number of community bases in Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees and Barnsley.
Service users referred 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, depending on the area of residence.
We also accept referrals for assessment from areas outside these localities when individual funding is approved by a Clinical Commissioning Group. More information about this can be provided from your GP.
The team has established strong links with local service user support networks and agencies. From these positive relationships we are able to signpost or refer individuals to other appropriate local community services.
Why would someone choose the service
Our team consists of a number of experts in Autism who are able to provide the best available care in an accessible, friendly and approachable manner. Our pathway (where commissioned) is compliant with the latest NICE Guideline recommendations and as part of our Trust values, we put the needs of service users and their family or carers first.
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Staff you may meet
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker