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All about diagnosis

Getting a formal autism diagnosis can mean access to the right support, as well as an explanation for why certain things are so difficult. There are a number of online 'autism tests' but these cannot guarantee accuracy, and they are no replacement for a formal diagnosis.

This section explains the diagnostic process for children and adultswhat to do following a diagnosis, and diagnostic terms and criteria

 

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Everything you need to know

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Children

Find out how to get a referral for your child and how we can support you through the diagnosis process.

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Adults

Do you think that you or someone you know may be autistic? Read about the diagnosis and support services available.
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What's next?

Get your free booklets offering practical advice about what to do after receiving an autism diagnosis.

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Professionals involved

Find out more about the different professionals who can support you and your family through diagnosis.

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Read an article by the pioneering Dr Lorna Wing, explaining the terms you may come across during the diagnosis experience.
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Autism profiles and diagnostic criteria

Find out about different autism profiles, diagnostic tools and criteria. 

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 30/06/2016 09:32:48