Child and Adolescent Autism Service
The Child and Adolescent Autism Service works with children, young people and their families where concerns about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified.
The service is delivered by health and social care professionals who are specially trained and experienced in the area of ASD.
We work in partnership with community and voluntary organisations to provide a range of interventions that meet the needs of your child and family.
When a diagnosis of autism has been confirmed, we will work with you to identify the needs of your child and family.
We will then develop an action plan tailored to your particular needs. This may include:
- referral to the Autism Intervention Service and other specialist services as appropriate
- an invitation to parent training and information sessions
- signposting to other agencies as appropriate
- personalised support
Following a period of intervention, we will review the needs of your child / young person together with you.
Our services are flexible and will adapt to your changing needs.
Support during the Covid-19 pandemic
We have a call back service for families living in Belfast who have a child or young person (under 18 years old) with a diagnosis of ASD and who may require some additional advice and support at this time.
Please call: (028) 9504 2301.
The following organisations also provide support and/or training and have good information on understanding and managing many difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
If you have concerns about your child or young person’s development, please speak to one of the following:
- health visitor
- other health professional involved with your child
- educational psychologist
A health or education professional may make a referral to our service.
If your child does not have a diagnosis of ASD, please call: 028 9504 0510 or email: CAASREFERRALS@belfasttrust.hscni.net
If your child does have a diagnosis of ASD, please call: 028 9504 2301 or email: BAIS.ASD.Service@belfasttrust.hscni.net