The Paediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service is available to help children/young people who may present as autistic.

Any child/young person can be considered for assessment if they are aged 2- 18 at time of referral. Once a referral is received, a detailed triage of the referral information is undertaken to ensure an ASD assessment is most appropriate for the child/young person.

The Paediatric ASD service also provides a range of intervention services to support autistic children/young people and their families as well as supporting those on the waiting list for assessment.  The service also has developed a range of digital supports to include podcasts, sensory videos and webinars, covering a broad range of topics, to ensure that families can access advice and strategies, in their own home, when they need it most.

Referrals

Referrals for either ASD assessment or Intervention can be made by any health and social care professional, GP, education College and parents or carers.

Referral forms can be requested from the Paediatric ASD service via PaediatricAutismService@northerntrust.hscni.net.

Completed referrals should be sent to the Children’s Referral Service (CRS) for processing via email ChildrensReferralService@northerntrust.hscni.net or by posting to Children’s Referral Service, Floor 2,12 Dublin Road, Antrim, BT41 4EA

Opening Hours

The Paediatric ASD Service is open Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) with telephone lines open 9:30 am -4:00pm.

Contact

028 2563 3777

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