As a parent/carer you may have concerns about your child or young person’s development or whether he/she may have ASD. The first person you should approach is your Health Visitor, a professional involved in your child’s care or your GP
The ASD Service is a multi disciplinary service that has been developed to offer assessment, diagnosis, support and early intervention for children and young people who are presenting with characteristics commonly associated with the Autism Spectrum.
The Autism Team provides support to children with Autism and to their families. We are a multi-disciplinary team, which means members have a range of professional qualifications and experience in many areas including:
Speech & Language Therapy
Specialist Health Visitors
Central to the work of the team is the Autism Service Co-ordinator. We are here to provide support and advice from the first stages of the assessment and diagnosis process and throughout your contact with us. For general, non-urgent enquiries contact: 028 8283 5983.
Clear guidance has recently been published about how children in Northern Ireland are assessed, diagnosed and subsequently supported. This guidance is called the “Six Steps of Autism Care” and it explains what happens when a child is put forward for assessment.
Early Intervention Service
We want to meet with families right at the beginning of their journey and together with them find the best interventions to support them. View our brochure; in which the sessions have been carefully and specially designed for children and young people with neurodevelopmental differences.
Get in touch with our team to find out more on EIS.email@example.com
Children and Young People Autism Service Leaflet