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logo Maxine Aston
MSc. Health Psychology
C&G 7407 Further Education
Diploma in Casework Supervision

Specialising in relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome.
Individual, couple and family counselling.
Conference speeches, lectures & workshops.

Author of What Men With Asperger Syndrome Want to Know,   The Asperger Couple's Workbook,   Aspergers in Love  &   The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

Assessment for an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Maxine provides an Asperger assessment service to adults who suspect they may be affected by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), particularly Asperger syndrome (ASD- Level 1) assessment.

Who does Maxine provide Asperger syndrome assessments for?
Maxine provides Asperger assessments for adults who are eighteen and over. This service is currently being provided to private clients, NHS referrals, universities and clients facing employment difficulties. You do not need a medical referral to come for an assessment.

What does an Asperger assessment involve?
An Asperger assessment will take up to three hours and it will involve answering questions and carrying out various tests. The focus of the assessment will be on communication, social interaction, special interests, routines, motor coordination and sensory sensitivity.
It would be extremely useful if you can come along with another person, if possible your partner or a parent, who knows you reasonably well.

What do I need to do to prepare for the assessment?
Gather together as much detail on your childhood development, either from your parents (if neither is attending) or from school reports.
Please visit Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient and complete all of the questions asked on the page. When the answers are submitted please make a note of the score attained.

What will the results tell you from the assessment?
The results will tell you whether you are on the Autistic spectrum and also where you appear on that spectrum. This can range from High Functioning Autism to having traits of Asperger syndrome (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified).

Who do you tell about the results of the assessment?
This is entirely up to you. Details of your assessment are completely confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone, without your prior consent.
A full written report is available for an additional fee.

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