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. 

CQC Rating Good

KEY BENEFITS

Multi-disciplinary team assessment

3-month appointment lead time

Rapid assessment process

SELF FUNDING CRITERIA

Child aged between 4 and 11

What if my child is over 11?

We offer alternative services for children aged 11 and over. For more information please call 0345 300 1348, use our Live Chat or email charity@caudwellchildren.com

What if my income is under £45k?

Charity-funded assessments are available for household income of under £45k, exc benefits.

How do I get a professional to make a referral?

Download our referral guide for step-by-step guidance to get a referral to Caudwell Children’s autism service.

Referral Guide

Download our referral guide for step-by-step guidance to get a referral to Caudwell Children’s autism service.

The Caudwell Children Clinical Team

Victor Levenson

Victor Levenson

Director of Clinical Services

Paul Mcillroy

Paul Mcillroy

Associate Director of Clinical Operations

Lucy Wheen

Dr Lucy Wheen

Clinical Lead

Julie Harding

Julie Harding

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.

Our Family Services team are happy to help. You can call 0345 300 1348, use our Live Chat or email charity@caudwellchildren.com

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.

Caudwell International Children's Centre offers fully-funded autism assessments

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.

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