'Thank you very much indeed for your time yesterday and the fantastic report. We are in awe of you for being able to put together such a good report in such a short time. T*** is very pleased indeed that he was able to see you yesterday. He was surprised how at ease he felt and I am sure that the positive experience of feeling that he was listened to so well and that his issues were reflected so accurately in your report helped him to feel validated. He felt as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders.' – Parent of AS adult following AS assessment.
Obtaining an adult clinical diagnosis of autism/Asperger syndrome can be expensive and/or involve a lengthy wait - NHS wait times can exceed 18 months an sometimes clinicians do not have extensive experience of the presentation of autistic adults.
Sarah Hendrickx provides both non-clinical assessments and clinically supervised diagnoses for autism. Sarah is autistic herself and has worked with in excess of 300 autistic people (which Professor Tony Attwood recommends 100 as being a minimum requirement of anyone providing diagnostic assessments). Please see: http://www.asperger-training.com/sarah-hendrickx/ for details of Sarah’s credentials and experience.
Sarah has particular expertise in the autism diagnosis of adult women.
Both the Non-clinical Assessment and Clinically Supervised Diagnosis follow the same procedure outline below. The difference between these services is that the Non-clinical Assessment will be Sarah's expert opinion alone whilst the Clinically Supervised Diagnosis will be reviewed and verified by Dr Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist at Axia-ASD.
Sarah provides autism diagnosis as an Associate of Axia-ASD. Sarah is not a clinically qualified psychologist but has been trained and continues to be clinically supervised by Dr Linda Buchan at Axia-ASD. All diagnostic reports are reviewed and signed off by Dr Buchan.
Adult Autism Diagnostic/Assessment Procedure
- Completion of questionnaire and tests prior to appointment
- Two hour interview/assessment – in person or via Skype
- Fully detailed assessment report
- Recommendations for further support if required
Non-clinical Assessment: £475.00
Clinically Supervised Diagnosis: £700.00
Most appointments take place in Lancing, West Sussex (direct trains to London and beyond). Sarah also carries out some diagnostic appointments at Axia-ASD in Chester.
Appointments can also be carried out out via Skype.