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Autism Diagnostic Service


wasthillsThe Danshell Autism Diagnostic Service is an outpatient assessment service based at the Wast Hills site in Kings Norton, Birmingham. 

The service provides a written report with clear recommendations for future care and support, following the principles with NICE guidelines (CG142).

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We offer two levels of assessment;

1. A standard clinical assessment

2. A complex multidisciplinary team diagnostic assessment

Complex assessments may involve a full multidisciplinary team to include Psychiatry, Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. 

Assessment Criteria

Inclusion criteria

  • 18 years and over
  • All cognitive ability levels
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Specific Learning Impairments

Exclusion criteria

  • Under 18 years
  • Forensic history that would pose a significant risk to assessment in an outpatient setting

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Pre-Assessment Process

Screening questionnaires are sent out in advance, dependent on cognitive ability and may include 

  • RQ Relatives Questionnaire
  • SQS Social Communication Questionnaire

Assessment Tools

A toolbox of assessments are available, all of which involve one-to-one clinical and professional interview. The following diagnostic tools and available where appropriate.

  • The Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO)
  • The Adult Asperger Assesment (AAA)
  • ICD-10
  • DSM-5
  • The Pragmatics Profile
  • Test Reception of Grammar (TROG-2)
  • Communication Checklist - Adult (CC-A)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT-4)
  • Expressive Vocabulary Text, Second Edition (EVT-2)
  • Adolescence/Adult Sensory Profile

Further Information and Contact Details

Please contact:

Anne Benfield
Regional Relationship Manager



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    93 Kneeton Road, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8PJ.
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    Hurworth Road, Neasham, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1PE.
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    60 Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7QZ.
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    Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9ET.
    T: 0121 458 2263

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