Team Composition and Competencies
The following advice is adapted from NICE Guideline CG142: Autism in adults: diagnosis and management [Link: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg142]
Assessment should be undertaken by professionals who are trained and competent. The assessment should be team-based and draw on a range of professions and skills.
Typically, a team-based assessment for autistic spectrum disorder in adults would involve some or all of the following professional disciplines.
- Clinical psychology
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Specialist nursing
Complex assessments should be undertaken by professionals with specialist experience in the assessment and diagnosis of autism.