Adult autism service
The adult autism 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) 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:
- Cedar Foundation
- Department for Communities
- Department for the Economy Careers Service
- Northern Ireland Housing Executive
- Belfast Metropolitan College
Please see our frequently asked questions for additional information about our service.
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 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 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
Department of Psychological Services
7 University Terrace