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Neurodiversity assessment for autism and ADHD

"So I was told I was too social to be autistic. I was told I was too empathic to be autistic. I was told I was too female to be autistic. I was told I wasn’t autistic enough to be autistic."
- Hannah Gadsby

Neurodiversity assessments

I have experience in assessing 'internalised' or 'masked' Autism and ADHD neurotypes in people who don't fit the mainstream stereotypes.

Benefits of assessment:

  • Insight and validation- neurodiversity assessments can help to better understand yourself at a deeper level, bringing insight and validation

  • Better mental health- having a diagnosis helps to indicate which treatment is best for you

  • Identify strengths- assessments are also about unpacking your key strengths

  • Connection- having a formal diagnosis will help connect you to your neurokin

  • Adjustments and support- having a diagnosis allows you to have more adjustments and support

  • Self compassion- the process helps with self-compassion

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The Process

1

DISCOVERY CALL

Attend an initial 10-minute call to ask any questions.

It’s very important that you feel respected and safe.

2

QUESTIONNAIRES

Complete between 8-15 online questionnaires. 

Loved ones (‘informants’) also complete online questionnaires.

3

COLLATERAL

Email any relevant reports, old school assignments, medical records, childhood diaries, old school report cards, etc.

4

INTERVIEW

Attend a 2.5-hour autism discovery session and/ or 1.5-hour ADHD interview

5

FEEDBACK

 

Attend a 50-minute feedback session to go through results and recommendations.

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My Approach

  • A wide range of tools are used to ensure the process is reliable and valid

  • Tools include questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, observations, review of collateral (such as old report cards, etc), and the collection of data from your loved ones

  • The semi-structured interview tools I use are highly regarded- the ‘DIVA-5’ (ADHD) and the ‘MIGDAS-2’ (Autism)

  • The sessions are done via videoconferencing. They are casual- the goal is to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible

  • Feel free to have a support person, pet, and favourite fidget toy with you

Cost

The cost for a combined Autism and ADHD assessment is: $2,700

The cost for an Autism assessment is: $2,200

What you get

Your report will give you great insight into your profile- it will validate the areas that you have struggled with, and also highlight key strengths.

 

Reports are comprehensive (15-20 pages on average) and include functional impacts, strengths, recommendations, next steps

Ready to get going?

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