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Autistic spectrum conditions

We provide a broad range of specialist assessments and intervention services in relation to autistic spectrum conditions.

What are autism spectrum conditions?

Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are lifelong developmental conditions that can impact upon how individuals perceive things and interact with people. Autism is seen as a spectrum because the condition affects individuals differently. Some people with ASC may also have learning difficulties, mental health conditions and sensory needs.

A child or young person with an autism spectrum condition may feel overwhelmed by the world and may have difficulty interacting with and relating to people - for example taking part in daily school, work, family and home life may be a struggle for someone who has autism. 

You can read more about the services we provide for social communication difficulties.

What areas can children and young people with ASC find difficult?

Children and young people with ASC may find social communication difficult, as they may:

Children and young people with ASC may display restrictive and repetitive behaviours, such as:

Children and young people with ASC may have some sensory needs, for example:

ASC can be displayed through various characteristics, and not all children and young people will present in the same way.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How are Autistic Spectrum conditions assessed?

If a diagnosis of ASC has not yet been made, then our diagnostic pathway may be for you. Our pathway is a comprehensive assessment of multiple areas to provide a thorough understanding of needs, and when appropriate, a diagnosis. Our pathway includes the following stages, not all stages will be included for everyone:

Due to our comprehensive pathway, if a diagnosis is not made then you will still gain a greater understanding of needs which may display as similar to ASC with recommendations.

What happens after an assessment?

After an assessment, strengths and needs will have been identified in order to be used to support a child or young person. 

Assessment may also result in a diagnosis of ASC, though this is not always the case. If a diagnosis is met, this could positively impact the child or young persons (along with their family’s) understanding of their needs. This may lead to a reduction of anxiety and stress for both the young person and their family.

Following any assessment related to ASC recommendations can be made in order to support a child or young person. A report will be provided following an assessment.

What interventions are available for Autism Spectrum Conditions?

Specific interventions will be chosen according to the child or young person and their identified needs. Recommended interventions may include:

Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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