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Autistic Spectrum Condition Referral

Autistic Spectrum Condition Referral

Referrals in North Somerset

Referrals for diagnosis of autism and other complex social communication needs in North Somerset are managed by SCAMP (Social Communication and Autism Multi-professional Pathway). The team works with children and young people aged 2 to 18 years.

Read more about SCAMP and the referral process

Make a referral using the North Somerset Single Point of Entry (SPE) form

 

Referrals in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

The Autism Hub accepts referrals for children & young people (CYP -  up to the age of 17 years and 6 months), registered with a GP in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, who are experiencing difficulties and differences that are associated with Autism.

FileInformation for GPs making a referral to the Autism Assessment Hub (Bristol and South Glos)

PDF icon What is the Autism Assessment Hub?

PDF icon Autism assessment outcomes

 

 

Who can make a referral?

  • Parents and carers
  • Health care professionals: e.g. Community Paediatricians, Speech & Language Therapists, GPs, School Health Nurses
  • Education staff e.g. Early Years setting or school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), nursery key worker

 

How do I make a referral?

Referrals to the Autism Hub must contain detailed evidence of:

  • Significant difficulties which impact the child/young person’s (CYP’s) daily life
  • The difficulties the CYP experiences at home and at nursery/ school/ college. Let us know if this if they act differently in these two places.
  • Difficulties in the areas of development, such as social communication and interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. 

The following forms/questionnaires help gather this information, and must all be included: 

Forms for children under 11 years (Early Years & Primary School children)

File Bristol and South Gloucestershire Single Point of Entry (SPE) form If you are not the CYP's parent/carer, please make sure you have consent from a person with parental responsibility
Microsoft Office document icon Parent questionnaire - early years and primary school age If parents have different views, then we encourage both parents to complete a questionnaire

Microsoft Office document iconPreschool information to support referrral

Microsoft Office document icon School information to support referrral

If the child does not attend an Educational Setting, then these questionnaires are not required. Please send any information from other sources (e.g. Hospital Education Service)

Forms for children over 11 years (Secondary School students)

File Bristol and South Gloucestershire Single Point of Entry (SPE) form If you are not the CYP's parent/carer, please make sure you have consent from a person with parental responsibility
Microsoft Office document icon Parent questionnaire - secondary school age If parents have different views, then we encourage both parents to complete a questionnaire

Microsoft Office document icon School information to support referrral

 

If the child does not attend an Educational Setting, then these questionnaires are not required. Please send any information from other sources (e.g. Hospital Education Service)

Microsoft Office document icon Young person 16+ information to support referral

Microsoft Office document icon Young person 11-16 information to support referral

Optional for young people to share information about themselves 

Please complete forms/questionnaires in full, and send to:

Community Children’s Health Partnership,
Single Point of Entry,
Unit 9 Eastgate Office Centre,
Eastgate Road,
Eastville,
Bristol,
BS5 6XX
Tel: 0117 340 8201           Email: sirch.singlepointofentry@nhs.net

PDF icon What happens to my referral after it's been submitted?

Support for parents with children on the Autism Assessment Waiting list

Bristol Parent Carers, North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together and South Glos Parent Carers are holding a series of free workshops to support parents with children waiting for assessment. See the event flyer for more details.