Getting a Diagnosis
Aspect Assessments provide assessments for autism across the lifespan. A comprehensive assessment can identify developmental difficulties and determine what strategies and supports will assist someone to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Please note: Aspect’s waitlist for an autism assessment is currently a minimum of 12 months. At this stage, we are taking names for the waitlist and notifying people if an earlier appointment becomes available.
Our assessment services are delivered by Clinical Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, or Educational and Developmental Psychologists with experience and post-graduate training in the assessment and diagnosis of autism. We follow the “National Guidelines for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder”, and use gold standard assessment tools such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R). All our assessments include a comprehensive report, which is provided within 4 to 6 weeks of the assessment date.
Aspect Assessments offers two types of assessment:
These assessments can determine whether someone has autism (i.e. diagnostic assessment). They are also useful for individuals who have previously been diagnosed with autism but are now wanting an updated assessment and additional information (e.g., to assist with funding applications or support planning) (i.e., review assessment).
These help to determine an individual’s learning capability by identifying cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and can assist with the development of individualised support and learning plans.
Autism assessments are able to be offered face to face in one of our clinics (Sydney and Coffs Harbour) or via telehealth. Cognitive assessments need to be conducted face to face, and are not available via telehealth.
What to expect when getting an assessment
Aspect has created animated social stories to help you learn about the assessment process and to know what to expect. We have videos for both face-to-face and telehealth assessments for children and adults.
Click the buttons below to view each social story.
Want help entering the workforce?
Aspect also conducts vocational assessments to assist with career planning and specialised workplace assessments aimed at identifying necessary supports and adjustments.
Accessing your Telehealth Assessment Appointment
Online assessments via Telehealth are by appointment only. Please contact us on 1800 277 328 to discuss your needs and to make an appointment for an online assessment.
At the time and date of your appointment, you can connect to Telehealth below.
Once you click on the above button, please ensure that you select ‘Aspect Assessments’ from the clinic list.
Check and that your device will work with Telehealth.
This test will check that your device will work with our Telehealth Service..
- Checking your camera, microphone, browser and speakers
- Testing that you can connect to the internet.
- Testing that you can connect to Telehealth.
- Keeping information about how well you can connect to Telehealth.
After the tests, we will help you to try and connect to Telehealth.
Aspect Assessments Intake form
Download and complete an intake form and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have received the completed intake form, you will get confirmation that we have received the form and you will be put in the queue for a call by our Assessment Team Leaders.