The West Devon ASC Pathway offers assessment to children and young people aged from 5 to 18 years who are suspected to have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
This assessment may consist of:
- A neurodevelopmental case history
- A specialist speech and language assessment
- An Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) – a formal structured play-based assessment.
In conjunction with the clinical assessments highlighted above, we would also access and discuss your child/young person’s medical records, information from education and any other relevant professional reports/letters in our multi-disciplinary team meeting to formulate whether your child/young person hasmet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Useful support agencies you may wish to access whilst waiting for an assessment date are:
If you wish to access advice and support around your child or young person’s behaviour, Bis-net can be contacted on 01392 813028 or via [email protected].
Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
All referrals to access Devon CAMHS are sent to Devon Single Point of Access. You can complete a self-referral via https://childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/ or referral can be generated through your GP or School.
Young Devon is a means of emotional and mental health support which your child or young person could access if they wish to. Young Devon can be accessed via self- referral via their web address: www.youngdevon.org/. Young Devon also offer an online mental health service via Kooth.com.
Children’s Social Care – Devon County Council
Should you wish to access support and advice from Children’s Social Care Services they can be contacted online via their website www.devon.gov.uk/help/contact-us/local-offices/childrens-social-care/ or via telephone on 0345 155 1071.
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