Charity-funded autism assessment
A multi-disciplinary approach to autism assessment,
intervention and support for children
Caudwell Children can provide charity-funded multi-disciplinary autism assessments, plus diagnostic feedback and 12 months of post-diagnostic support to eligible children living in the UK.
Our experienced and dedicated clinical team work with families to undertake a holistic and child centred assessment of their strengths and difficulties including behaviour, emotional health and well-being, communication and sensory processing needs.
For a limited time, we can offer 100% charity-funded autism assessments. This is subject to the criteria set out below – please note, the criteria of a household income below £45,000 does not include benefits.
Once the funds we have raised to offer fully-funded assessments has run out, we will revert to offering 80% charity funding towards autism assessments for eligible families.
100% funding available for limited time
3-month appointment lead time
Rapid assessment process
CHARITY FUNDING CRITERIA
The Caudwell Children Clinical Team
Director of Clinical Services
Associate Director of Clinical Operations
Dr Lucy Wheen
Governance & Research Lead (Registered CCAS Manager)
Getting an autism assessment - what's next?
In order to get an autism assessment, you will need to get a referral. Referrals will be accepted with parental consent from any health, social care or education professional that knows the child well. The step-by-step referral guide on this page has all of the information you need to get a referral to Caudwell Children’s autism service.
Please direct an education, health or social care professional here to make a referral.
Yes – plus diagnostic feedback and 12 months of post-diagnostic support.
Funding is available for new referrals from families with a household income of £45,000 per year or less, not including benefits.
Yes. A multi-disciplinary team assessment with Caudwell Children costs £4,700 if you are not eligible for funding.
We offer autism assessments to children aged between 4 and 11.
We are unable to offer an autism assessment for children aged 11 and over but we do offer other services for your family. Please click here for more information.
Assessments take place at the purpose-built Caudwell International Children’s Centre in Keele, Staffordshire.
If your referral is accepted, we aim to offer an appointment within three months.
We offer feedback appointments within 28 days of assessment.
You’ll need a referral from a health, social care or education professional that knows your child. Please click here to see our Referral guide.
Yes. We follow National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
Additional Services Available (Self-Funded)
Once your child has completed a charity-funded autism assessment, you may be interested in some of our self-funded services.
Caudwell Children provides a multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Caudwell International Children’s Centre in Staffordshire.
The Centre is purpose-built for children with autism and other disabilities. Since its 2018 launch, Caudwell Children have been offering a multi-disciplinary autism assessment and diagnosis for young children between the ages of 4 and 11. With state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced team of clinical professionals, Caudwell Children can provide a rapid Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis that is either 100% charity- (criteria-dependant, for a limited time) or self-funded.
The autism assessments take place at the Caudwell Children’s International Centre, which is designed to provide a calm and peaceful experience for children and their family.
The Centre includes a mixture of quiet zones, specialist facilities, sensory rooms and garden, which allow our clinical team to develop a comprehensive profile for each child during their assessment.