Adult autism diagnostic service
The adult autism diagnostic service provides:
- assessment and diagnosis
- short-term support for adults diagnosed through the service
- support for young people who have recently received a diagnosis of autism in child services and are now 18 years old
- consultation with Belfast Trust staff who work with adults who have autism
We also provide the Belfast Adult Autism Advice Service (BAAAS). This is an information hub where people aged 16 and over with autism and their carers can get advice.
BAAAS is supported by staff from different organisations and teams:
- Belfast Trust adult autism diagnostic service
- Cedar Foundation
- Department for Communities
- Department for the Economy Careers Service
- Northern Ireland Housing Executive
- Belfast Metropolitan College
The Belfast Adult Autism Advice Service meets every Tuesday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm in the first floor meeting room of the Central Library. You do not need an appointment. Just call in and somebody from BAAAS will help you.
Our team is called the Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Team. The team includes health professionals from a range of disciplines:
- occupational therapy
- social work
If you think you may have autism and are aged 18 or over, speak to your GP or a healthcare professional from Belfast Trust who supports you. They will send a referral to the service.
Our team will discuss the referral and, if appropriate, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will receive a letter when the assessment process is ready to begin.
If you have an intellectual disability, the referral may be forwarded to a different service if appropriate.
If you want to know more about the adult autism diagnostic service, please contact us:
Tel: (028) 9504 1464
Department of Psychological Services
7 University Terrace