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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 for adults who suspect they may be affected by an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), particularly Asperger syndrome (ASC- Level 1).

Who does Maxine provide Asperger syndrome assessments for?
Maxine provides Asperger assessments for adults who are twenty five and over. 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 regarding family history and childhood and carrying out various tests. The focus of the assessment will be on communication, social interaction, special interests, routines and sensory sensitivity.
It would be extremely useful (but not crucial) if you can come along with another person, if possible your partner, friend or a family member, 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.
Prior to the assessment we will send you a Health questionnaire to be completed and returned to us before your assessment date.

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. Not everyone that comes for an assessment reaches the full criteria as now specified by the DSM 5. It maybe that the individual is only displaying traits of Autism which can sometimes be the result of having a parent who is on the Autism Spectrum.

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.

Travelling and Parking to the Park Centre
The best way to travel to the Park Centre is by train as we are only a short walk from the Coventry Railway Station. Traveling from London Euston can take as little as 75 minutes.
If you decide to drive we are within easy access of most major motorways such as the MI, M40, M45 and M6. When you arrive at the centre we can provide you with a parking permit for your duration here. We will require a returnable deposit of 10.00 for this. You would be refunded in full when you return the permit.

What days are assessments carried out?
Maxine is in the office from Tuesday to Thursday. Assessments are carried out on these days either at 10.00am or 2.00pm.

Booking your Assessment
To book an Assessment please email parkcounsellingcentre@gmail.com.
We receive a high volume of emails. Your enquiry will be answered as soon as possible.

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