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Referral for an Autism diagnostic assessment

Referral for an Autism diagnostic assessment

The Autism Hub accepts referrals for children & young people (CYP -  up to the age of 18), registered with a GP in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, who are experiencing difficulties and differences that are associated with Autism.

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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)

FileBristol and South Gloucestershire Single Point of Entry (SPE) form (last updated 31.07.2020) If you are not the CYP's parent/carer, please make sure you have consent from a person with parental responsibility
Microsoft Office document iconParent 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 iconSchool 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)

FileBristol 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 iconParent 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 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

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Coming for an appointment

We carry out a detailed assessment of each CYP, and the type of appointment will depend on the CYP’s needs. 

Appointment invitations will include information about the type of appointment offered and how to get to the Hub, including public transport details. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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