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Child and Adolescent Autism Service

Who we are
What we do
How to access the service
Contact details
Online help for parents and carers


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Who we are

The Child and Adolescent Autism Service (CAAS) is an assessment and intervention service for children and young people up to the age of 18 years, where concerns about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified.

Our team includes the following professions:

  • psychology
  • psychiatry
  • paediatrics
  • occupational therapy
  • speech and language therapy
  • social work
  • behaviour therapy
  • child development

What we do

We offer an ASD assessment and diagnostic service for children and young people. We also provide support for children, young people and their families following an autism diagnosis.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding presentations of children and young people who may, or may not, have autism. Our service also works in partnership with community and voluntary organisations to provide a range of support.

Before your child / young person’s autism assessment, please download and read our leaflets on what to expect from our service: 

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
  • educational psychologist

Contact details

If your child does not have an autism diagnosis, please call: 028 9504 0510 (9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday) or email: CAASREFERRALS@belfasttrust.hscni.net

If your child does have an autism diagnosis, please call: 028 9504 2301 (9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday) or email: BAIS.ASD.Service@belfasttrust.hscni.net

We also have a call back service that offers support for families living in Belfast with an autistic child or young person. Please call: 028 9504 2301. We aim to return your call within 72 hours.

Online help for parents and carers

We have developed an interactive online resource that includes advice, helpful strategies and training webinars.

We hope this information will support you while you wait for your child / young person’s autism assessment.

We have also developed a Directory of Services, which includes information and contact details for other organisations that can provide help and support.