Skip to Main Content Skip to Site Map Skip to Accessibility Statement

Adult Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Service

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Contact details
Location of service
Useful links

What the service does

The Adult Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Service provides:

  • Specialist autism assessment and diagnosis
  • short-term support for adults diagnosed through the service
  • Training and consultation for Belfast Trust staff who work with autistic adults

We also provide the Belfast Adult Autism Service in partnership with the Cedar Foundation. The BAAAS 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:

Please see our frequently asked questions for additional information about our service.

Who provides the service

The Adult Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Service includes health professionals from a range of disciplines:

  • psychology
  • occupational therapy
  • nursing

How to access the service

If you feel that you require an autism assessment, and are over 18, speak to your GP or a healthcare professional from Belfast Trust who can make a referral to the service.

Our team will discuss the referral and, if appropriate, you will be informed and 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.

Contact details

If our frequently asked questions do not answer your query, we also offer a call back service to adults and families living in the Belfast Trust area.
You can call 028 9504 5949 and we will aim to get back to you within three working days.
This line is available between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.

If you want to know more about the Trust’s Adult Autism Assessment and Diagnostic Service, please contact us:
Telephone: 028 9504 5949

The Belfast Adult Autism Advice Service (BAAAS) is available to contact each Tuesday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. You can book an appointment by:
Telephone: 075 8788 4088

Location of service

Department of Psychological Services
Elmwood Manse
7 University Terrace
University Road

Useful links

Adult ASD Team Directory of Services
Adult Diagnostic Assessment Explained
Frequently asked questions

Also in this Section