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Adult autism assessments are useful in accurately diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and establishing tailored support strategies for those who missed out on diagnosis earlier in life. These comprehensive evaluations are carried out by skilled consultant psychiatrists and involve collecting data through interviews, direct observation, and other tools used to systematically examine social interaction, communication, and behavioural aspects. The results of the assessment then inform personalised management and support recommendations, enabling adults with ASD to better manage their unique challenges for a happier and more fulfilling life.

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Symptoms of adult autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition affecting how people interact with others and the world around them, and how they understand and respond to sensory information. It can affect people’s experiences differently, and therefore a tailored approach to learning and development is often required to bring the best out in autistic people, as specific symptoms can vary hugely between individuals.

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What happens in an adult autism assessment?

An adult autism assessment is a comprehensive evaluation process conducted by a team of qualified professionals to determine if an individual meets the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The assessment typically involves gathering information from various sources, including interviews with you and your immediate social circle, observation of your behaviour in different settings, and review of developmental and medical history. Standardised assessment tools, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), may be used to systematically assess social interaction, communication, and restricted or repetitive behaviours. Once the assessment is complete, the professional analyses the collected data to determine if your symptoms align with the criteria for adult ASD. Based on the findings, appropriate recommendations for management and support are provided to help you to navigate the unique challenges associated with adult autism.

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Types of adult autism & support

While each individual with adult autism presents unique challenges, there are several evidence-based interventions and support strategies available to address their specific needs. Social skills training, structured education, and mediated interventions are additional support strategies that may be beneficial for individuals with adult autism. A personalised plan, combining various evidence-based approaches, can effectively support the diverse needs of those on the autism spectrum.

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Child vs adult autism assessments

The primary difference between adult and child autism assessments lies in the focus and approach of the evaluation. Child assessments concentrate on early developmental milestones, language abilities, and behavioural patterns typical of young children with ASD. In contrast, adult autism assessments emphasize adaptive functioning, social skills, and employment or educational challenges faced by adults on the spectrum. While both assessments involve multi-disciplinary teams, the strategies and tools employed are tailored to the specific needs and life stages of the individual being assessed.

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