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Autism

Autism Diagnostic Services in Suffolk (excluding Waveney) consist of the following:

  • 0-11yrs pre-school and school age providing diagnosis. This service is provided by Suffolk Community Healthcare. Referrals are made through GPs, School Nurses, Health Visitors or allied professionals.
  • 11-17yrs receive assessment and diagnosis together with support offered to family carers. This service is provided by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.
  • Adult Service (18+) receive assessment and diagnosis together with a carer needs assessment. This service is provided by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

Referral information relating to the 11-17 & 18+ services

All referrals will be treated as routine. The team GPs should complete a referral form for either Youth or Adult.

Referrals can be emailed to the AA Team 0300 123 1334.

NSFT Suffolk Access and Assessment, based at Mariner House, Ipswich.

Autism Diagnostic Service Suffolk
Haymills Building
Station Road East
Stowmarket
IP14 1RF​

Tel. 01449 745389

Useful documents

Referral forms for adults and children can be found in the Referral Form Library or on Map of Medicine.

Adult Autism Diagnostic Service - Referral form

Youth Autism Diagnostic Service - Referral form

For more information about the Autism Diagnostic Service in Suffolk visit: www.nsft.nhs.uk/Our-services/Pages/Autism-Diagnostic-Service-Suffolk

E-learning

Autism Resources

To help GPs maintain and develop their skills and knowledge on autism, the CCG has identified the following resources:

The British Psychological Society has developed three e-learning modules on autism, which appeal to a range of learners by delivering knowledge and understanding from introductory to specialised levels. Two modules are freely available to both members and non-members of the BPS and the third is aimed principally at psychologists and all professionals working in this field. Visit the BPS e-learning pages.

Or alternatively you can access a number of sessions on E-learning for Health under the General Practice 2012 Curriculum (‘Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder’ and ‘Supporting Autism Spectrum Disorder’. You will need to register in order to access the training. Registration is free and only takes a couple of minutes. 


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