The Autism Association of Western Australia, in partnership with Patches Paediatrics and the University of Western Australia, is collaborating to provide a comprehensive Autism diagnostic service for children aged between zero and twelve years.
Through our assessment clinic, we aim to provide:
These are based on best evidence-based practice. (Assessments used include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, speech and language assessments, paediatric assessment and cognitive (IQ) screening based on the individual need of each child.)
A feedback appointment within two weeks of assessment, and access as soon as possible to early intervention funding and services.
Instead of multiple appointments, families can access all the diagnostic services in one appointment through our specialist team of:
- Consultant paediatrician.
- Senior speech pathologist.
- Senior clinical psychologist.
Provided for families to understand the process, the diagnosis, and to link into funding, therapy services and local community support.
We aim to keep costs for families to a minimum by reducing the time between assessments and having all clinicians present in one appointment.