Assessment - Am I on the Spectrum?

Autism spectrum profiles are not always obvious to the untrained eye and often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool?

You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”

Temple Grandin

Decipher Zone offers a range of assessment or assessment options:

  1.    Curiosity appointment – screen for likelihood of an ASD

  2.    Diagnostic assessment for an Autism Spectrum condition

  3.    Complex clinical assessment involving a range of conditions

  4.    Expert assessment for purposes such as court VIEW MORE


FAQs for individuals seeking an assessment:

What will an assessment involve?

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How much will an assessment cost?

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How will it be helpful for me?

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Do I need a written report?

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How do I know if I should have an assessment?

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Who do I tell about the assessment?

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FAQs for referring doctors and allied health practitioners:

How do I refer a client for assessment?

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Can I screen for ASD prior to referring to you?

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What are some misdiagnoses or additional diagnosis to look out for?

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“Learning that he was hard-wired differently made me curious.

After that, I stopped trying to change him and put away the standard parenting books. I started understanding how he views the world, which eased the frustration and helped me get creative with parenting. Slowing down, taking notice of all his little patterns and behaviours, and learning the reasons behind them made me realise he wasn’t out to drive us crazy. I try to remember what he is dealing with. That many times the frustration comes from confusion and the anger from worry.”  Anna