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 autism spectrum disorder in adults would involve some or all of the following professional disciplines.

  • Psychiatry
  • 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.