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Departments

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Program

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Program (ASDAP) provides autism assessments for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The specialised multidisciplinary team consists of a speech pathologist, psychologist and psychiatrist.

The ASDAP team delivers an assessment to confirm or exclude a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children are referred with concerns about development in the areas of social interaction, communication, behaviour and play where an Autism Spectrum Disorder is suspected. In addition, the Program provides specialised consultation to the wider CAMHS service for the assessment and treatment of children and young people with autism spectrum disorders.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from Paediatricians and Child Psychiatrists in the community and from other teams within Austin CAMHS.

Helen Mejak
ASDAP Team Coordinator
03 9496 3620
Helen.Mejak@austin.org.au