Adult Team Autism Assessment

Adult Autism assessments are carried out by the EPT Clinic in a sensitive, kind, respectful way.

The client is provided with information about the assessment and Autism at the beginning of the process, and they are allocated a key worker so that they know who to contact if they have any queries or concerns along the way. Adults are encouraged to bring along a support person if they wish, because it can be a daunting process initially.

We prioratise:

  • Using “gold standard” techniques, including a team based approach.
  • Getting results back in a timely manner
  • Using a person centred approach – we – we have a counsellor/ psychotherapist as part of our adult team.
  • We also include a complementary follow up counselling/psychotherapy session 6 weeks after the assessment to make sure you are okay and to provide you with extra support after the assessment.


Stages of the Assessment:

Phase 1

  • Keyworker allocated
  • Information on Autism sent to client
  • Background form is completed by client and reviewed by keyworker

Phase Two – With Keyworker and Psychotherapist

  • What brings you to the EPT Clinic
  • Childhood
  • Teenaged years
  • Adult life
  • Current concerns
  • Autism questions

Phase Three

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS 2)
  • Psychology assessment of sensory Processing, wellbeing and adaptive check in
    (Two therapists)

Keyworker will then:

  • Complete the report.
  • Discuss with team.
  • Carries out follow up letters to GP as required, telephone calls if requested etc.

Feedback appointment with client is carried out

Phase Four – Complementary

  • Follow up appointment at 6 weeks


Additional Add on Elements:


Cognitive AND Academic assessment add on €400

Speech and Language Therapy Assessment €300

Occupational Therapy Assessment Add on (includes movement, fine motor, sensory and writing assessment) €300

Mental Health Assessment with Clinical Psychologist €500

COVID 19 Notice

The EPT Clinic’s Team hopes you are doing okay during this difficult time. In light of the COVID 19 crisis, the EPT Team continue to closely monitor and follow public health guidance in relation to this unprecedented public health emergency. The Government of Ireland have listed Disability and Mental Health Services on their list of Essential Services which are exempt from the Stay at Home advice. As a result, we are trying our best to continue to support families while adhering to physical distancing measures.