Self-funded autism assessment
A multi-disciplinary approach to autism assessment,
intervention and support for children
Caudwell Children provides 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.
We aim to offer an autism assessment within three months of a child’s referral being accepted – and feedback appointments are offered within 28 days of the assessment.
Multi-disciplinary team assessment
3-month appointment lead time
Rapid assessment process
SELF 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.
We offer autism assessments to children aged between four and 11.
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. Referral forms can be found here.
Yes. We follow National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
Occupational Therapy and Workshops (Self-Funded)
Caudwell Children provides a multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder at its Caudwell Children’s International 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.
The autism assessments take place at the Caudwell Children’s International Centre, which is designed to provide a ‘Calm’ and ‘Peaceful’ experience to the child and the family during each visit.
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.