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Gold standard autism (ASD) diagnostic assessment for adults

Start with a Formal ASD Assessment for NDIS Support.

The ASD Assessment Clinic at Breakthrough Psychology Practice provides psychometric testing and diagnosis for adults who may be experiencing common signs potentially related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 


Gaining a formal diagnosis often serves as a crucial milestone for adults, allowing them to delve deeper into their identity and make sense of long-standing feelings of uniqueness and difference.

Is Adult Autism a Possibility? Look for these signs.

As adults, it's crucial to be aware of the signs that may indicate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). While self-diagnosis is not recommended, recognising these signs can help you determine if seeking a professional assessment is warranted. At the ASD Assessment Clinic @ Breakthrough Psychology Practice, we specialise in evaluating adults for ASD. Here are some common signs to look out for:


Social Challenges:

  • Difficulty understanding social cues and nonverbal communication.

  • Struggles with maintaining eye contact or engaging in reciprocal conversation.

  • Difficulty establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships.


Communication Differences:

  • Speech patterns that are formal, monotone, or lack intonation.

  • Literal interpretation of language and difficulty understanding sarcasm or figurative expressions.

  • Repetitive or rigid use of language, such as echoing or repeating phrases.


Sensory Sensitivities:

  • Heightened sensitivity or aversion to certain sounds, lights, textures, or smells.

  • Overwhelm or discomfort in crowded or busy environments.

  • Strong preferences for routine and sameness.

  • Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviors:

  • Intense focus on specific topics or activities, often to the exclusion of other interests.

  • Engaging in repetitive behaviours like hand-flapping, rocking, or lining up objects.

  • Resistance to changes in routines or difficulty adapting to new situations.

Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviours:

  • Hyper focus on specific topics or activities, often to the exclusion of other interests

  • Engaging in repetitive behaviours (stimming) like hand-flapping, rocking, or lining up objects

  • Resistance to routine changes or difficulty adapting to new situations


Executive Function Challenges:

  • Difficulties with planning, organising, and prioritising tasks.

  • Time management and punctuality challenges.

  • Struggles with transitioning between activities or coping with unexpected changes.


It's important to remember that everyone's experience with ASD is unique, and not all individuals will display the same signs or to the same degree. If you or someone you know identifies with several of these signs, seeking a comprehensive assessment by our experienced clinicians can provide clarity and guidance.

Get a Professional Assessment at the ASD Assessment Clinic

If you suspect that you or an adult you know may have Autism Spectrum Disorder contact our team to answer any questions you may have. Please know you don't have to navigate the uncertainty alone. An ASD Diagnosis may help you:


Understand yourself better: 

A diagnosis can provide validation and help you make sense of lifelong feelings of being different. Embrace your autistic identity, foster self-acceptance, and connect with others who share similar experiences.


Access Tailored Support:

Open doors to a range of services tailored to the needs of autistic adults. Access therapies, interventions, and financial support through programs like NDIS. Enhance daily functioning, improve social interactions, and develop coping strategies.


Nurture Personal Growth: 

Gain insight into your unique strengths and challenges associated with autism. Embark on a journey of personal growth and development, seeking strategies to navigate social situations, sensory sensitivities, and communication challenges. Work with one of our experienced and compassionate psychologists to discover new strategies and become the best version of yourself today.


Embarking on the journey of adult autism diagnosis brings positive outcomes—embracing identity, accessing NDIS support and nurturing personal growth. Start your transformative path towards self-acceptance, understanding, and an enriched quality of life today.

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