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The Benefits of an Autism Assessment: Unlocking Potential and Providing Support

Autism Assessment Solihull Sutton Coldfield

Purple House Clinic in Coleshill offers an Autism Assessment service for families around the region including those in Solihull and Sutton Coldfield.

For those with autism (ASD), the world can feel out of sync. Difficulties interpreting relationships, maintaining conversations or understanding social norms can led to feeling isolated or frustrated. Without a clear insight into their experiences, a young person can internalise negative feelings and hold critical believes they are ‘weird’ or ‘different’. Understanding their own ASD can be a bedrock for self-compassion, and an ASD diagnosis can support a young person to understand themselves and nurture self-esteem and self-identity.

The journey to seek an autism/ ASD assessment can feel daunting and filled with uncertainty. Parents can feel overwhelmed and anxious about how to offer support and advocate for their child. There are understandable concerns about seeking an ASD assessment and worries about being faced with possible stigma, yet living with undiagnosed ASD can be a challenging and often confusing experience. It is important to remember a diagnosis doesn’t change your child, it provides a framework to understand their unique experiences and develop strategies to navigate the world. Self-awareness fosters resilience and self-advocacy, that can empower your child to seek the resources and support they need. The experience can connect parents to a support network that can offer valuable advice, emotional support and practical strategies, and provide an insight into accommodations needed at school.

The value of an ASD assessment service goes beyond a diagnosis. Receiving an ASD diagnosis can be a pivotal moment filled with a mix of relief, confusion and questions about the future. Post-assessment support can provide a young person with the opportunity to understand and build an insight into ASD, provide resources and strategies to navigate the world and their emotional wellbeing. Post-assessment support can make a difference to a young person and their families, paving the way for a young person to reach their full potential.

Here at the Purple House Clinic, we recognise the value of a neurodevelopmental assessment and supporting someone to compassionately understand themselves. We offer comprehensive autism/ ASD assessment services delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced psychologists and mental health professionals that meet NICE ‘gold standard’. The team, comprising of clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists support child and their families every step of the ways through the assessment and post-assessment.

If you would like to learn more about our neurodevelopmental assessments and the ways we can support your loved ones please contact The Purple Clinic.

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