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Autism: Before assessment

Autism patient with teddy

On this page you will find a number of documents to help with preparing you and your child for the assessment appointment. The team will work with you to find out what is best for you and your child but remember, there is a lot of support available before you receive a diagnosis so you do not have to wait until the assessment to access this help. 

More information can be found on our autism resources page.

Preparing you and your child for attending the assessment appointment
Below is a social story that you may wish to use to talk through with your child about what to expect at the assessment. 
Help with video appointments
Some links which may prove to be helpful. Preparing your child for a face-to-face or video appointment, helpful information can be found on our outpatients page.
Preparing your child for staff wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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