Autism Therapy

Autism Assessment

What Autism-Specific Tools do I use?

The 'Gold Standard' assessment tools for identifying Autism Spectrum Conditions and a diagnosis of autism are considered to be the ADOS-2 (used with the individual) and ADI-R (used with parents/carers). 

ADOS-2 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Version

ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised

GIFTED WITH AUTISM

Autism is a gift to the world and even more so for the individual. Although for some of us, it can be disabling; but even then, we are able to positively impact the lives of others.

If you have autism (whether it's high functioning, Asperger's Syndrome etc.), be encouraged that you are gifted in ways that neurotypicals are not. 

To acknowledge how autism can change the world - below is a small list of gifted changemakers and influencers with autism.

Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician

Andy Warhol – Artist

Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist

Benjamin Banneker – African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer

Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation

Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster

Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist

Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor

Daryl Hannah – Actress & Environmental Activist

Emily Dickinson – Poet

Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Author

Henry Cavendish – Scientist

James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses”

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian

Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosopher

Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet

Nikola Tesla – Inventor

Paul Dirac – Physicist

Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon

Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist

Stanley Kubrick – Film Director

Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple

Temple Grandin – Animal Scientist

Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician

Tim Burton – Movie Director

William Butler Yeats – Poet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer