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Child and Adolescent Autism Service

What we do
How to access the service
Contact details
Useful links


What we do

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.

Intervention

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.

You can also use our online resource ‘ASD and coping with Covid-19’.

The following organisations also provide support and/or training and have good information on understanding and managing many difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

How to access the service

If you have concerns about your child or young person’s development, please speak to one of the following:

  • GP
  • health visitor
  • other health professional involved with your child
  • educational psychologist

A health or education professional may make a referral to our service.

Contact details

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

Useful links

Autism: Strategies to Improve Sleep