Newham Autism Diagnostic Service
The Newham Autism Diagnostic Service offers diagnosis, advice and signposting to adults living in Newham who have not had a previous diagnosis of Autism.
We aim to provide a clear and consistent pathway for Autism diagnosis; undertake Autism Diagnostic Assessments and signpost and highlight local support services.
This initiative is in line with the aspirations of the National Autism Act (2009) and the National Strategy for Autistic Children, Young People and Adults (2021), which sets out a national vision that all adults with Autism will be able to live meaningful and rewarding lives within a community that accepts and values them.
The overarching aims for the service are to:
• Develop a clear and consistent pathway for Autism diagnosis
• Undertake Autism Diagnostic Assessments
• Brief individualised post diagnostic interventions including highlighting local support services
The team will develop protocols and care-pathways, working closely with mental health and social care to deliver joined-up services.
See our Newham Autism Diagnostic Service leaflet (English) here
See our Newham Autism Diagnostic Service leaflet (Urdu) here
See our Newham Autism Diagnostic Service leaflet (Arabic) here
See our Newham Autism Diagnostic Service leaflet (Romanian) here
See our Newham Autism Diagnostic Service leaflet (Bengali) here
Lord Lister Health Centre
121 Woodgrange Road
The Autism Diagnostic Service works directly with people over the age of 18 who:
• Are residents of Newham
• Consent to the referral
We cannot see individuals with an existing Autism Diagnosis, including formerly used diagnostic terminology, e.g. (Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified. (PDD NOS)
Referrals to the service may be made by a specific range of agencies:
• Newham GP’s
• NHS Professionals
• Liaison and Diversion Services
New referrals will be screened to identify levels of risk and urgency and the need for further triage or assessment. People who are not eligible will be signposted to a more appropriate service.
Following your referral, we will send you screening questionnaires. One of them requires a parent or guardian to provide developmental information. This is an important part of our assessment as autism is a neuro-developmental condition, without this an assessment might be inconclusive or take longer. If it is not possible for you to get this form completed, please contact our service to discuss further.