Reach Autism Services Ltd Northwest Autism Assessment Service - Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral and North Wales 

Reach Autism Services provides high quality bespoke autism assessments for children, adolescents and adults across the lifespan. We are fully compliant with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and use a strengths based neuro affirmative approach which embraces neurodiversity.

A Bespoke Approach 

Providing holistic and comprehensive autism assessments online or face to face in the Chester, North East Wales and North West England areas for children and adults, from aged 3 years onwards. 

Our highly qualified autism practitioners offer gold standard globally recognised standardised diagnostic assessment using the ADOS-2, 2, ADIR, RAADS, and ACIA where appropriate to ensure that a comprehensive and robust assessment process is completed which meets your individual needs. 

Fully remote online assessments can be offered for verbal children and adult client, from approximately the age of 7 and are a suitable option for many people who wish to access autism services nationally. The hybrid assessment model combines a face to face observational assessment and bespoke Developmental History Interview completed via video call. 


Building a strengths based profile

At Reach Autism Services, we believe in viewing individuals through a strength based frame; understanding a full range of qualities and skills to build a profile specific to you or your child. 

As part of the assessment process, you will be provided with needs based  individual recommendations and advice regarding the next steps. There will be opportunity to meet with the clinician who leads on your assessment to discuss your queries and questions regarding the next steps. 

This can include after care guidance and support sessions and advocacy, which can be particularly helpful as families navigate accessing wider support through local agencies and services. 

Autism and neurodiversity

'The neurodiversity movement challenges the medical model's interest in causation and cure, celebrating autism as an inseparable aspect of identity'. (Knapp et al 2013).  Therefore, neurodiversity is a natural and healthy part of human biodiversity; as there is an infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within the human population. Autism, is described as 'a neurological variation encompassing a wide range of presentations and experiences'. It is a neurological and developmental condition which defines the ways an individual experiences and understands the world around them. At Reach Autism Services we use identity first language that recognises strengths and qualities, prioritises respect and holds personhood as central to improve outcomes for future wellbeing. 

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