In this section you'll find information about getting a diagnosis of autism for a child under the age of 18.

You may not be sure if your child has autism or not, so we start by offering a bit more information about the condition and some of its characteristics

We then talk about how you can get a diagnosis for your child, what to expect when you go for the assessment, the effect a diagnosis can have on the family, and where to go for support afterwards.   

We know that this can be a really worrying time but it's important to know that you're not alone, and that we're here to help.

Our Autism Helpline offers confidential information, advice and support. We can also point you towards local sources of help and support. Tel: 0808 800 4104 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm). Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.