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What Happens at an Autism Assessment with Liz?

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

You may be thinking about having yourself or someone you care about assessed for autism spectrum disorder. It can be quite a daunting prospect and the outcome be lifechanging.

For some people it can be helpful and for others it can take some time to get used to the idea. For others there can be sadness about all the struggles they went through without any support or understanding before they were diagnosed. Sometimes a sense of loss or anger at what could have or should have been, but wasn't. Whichever way it goes, perceptions of yourself will be changed forever.

What happens?

We will have an interview over zoom video for up to 2 hours when I will be asking questions about what life was like when the person was 4-5 years old and what life is like in the present.

What happens after the interview?

After the interview, I usually send you some links to click on to complete some other surveys, questionnaires and assessments. It takes about 2 weeks to get the report scored and written up. We have another meeting for up to an hour to go over the report together. You can make changes if I misunderstood what you meant or you want to add more information. Sometimes memories come back after the interview or from talking to family members and that information can be added.

As I am a parent of a participant, my son, and I am a provider as a psychologist, I understand both sides and experiences of the NDIS and can help you find your way. I can also complete some forms for you if needed e.g. NDIS and Centrelink

If you have further questions, please free to ask either on email or just give us call. You will probably speak to Paul who can answer most of your questions. Ph: 08 9497 1548

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