There seem to be many benefits from finally receiving a diagnosis. Understanding oneself better is the first but also to help partners, family, friends and work colleagues better understand them. It starts an individual's journey into reading and researching their condition and begin to develop targeted strategies to help them manage. There are many ways to support oneself and others with a neurodevelopmental condition and the diagnosis is just the start of the process.
Psicon offers a comprehensive diagnostic assessment service of Autistic Spectrum Conditions for those aged 16 and over. The diagnostic assessment utilises the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) of the National Autistic Society or Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule (ADOS) and follows these steps: