Child & Adolescent – ASD/C

Autism Spectrum Disorder or Condition (ASD/C) is a condition that affects social interaction, social communication, interests, sensory experiences and behaviour.  The features exist from infancy, occur across settings such as school and home and are lifelong. The features manifest in different ways in different people, and that is why the condition is considered a spectrum. ASD/C can occur alongside other conditions such as ADHD and mental health concerns as well as Intellectual Disability.


As children grow and develop, there are a number of milestones they usually reach in social, communication and behavioural skills. A child with ASD/C will have a delay or difficulty in all three areas of development.

What we offer

Your child’s ASD/C assessment at Re-centre will include the following:

  • Extended initial assessment of 3 to 4 hours
  • Psychometrics, including brief cognitive assessment if required
  • Diagnostic report
  • 30 minute feedback and discussion session.

The first appointment will be attended by parents or carers and your child. This consists of a group interview and then spending time with the parents/carers and your child separately.

Once the forms have been completed (including parent and teacher reports), our clinician will score them and provide a comprehensive report.

We’ll review the findings together along with a discussion of treatment options should your child receive an ASD/C diagnosis.

If further assessment is required then this will be discussed and suitable charges applied.

Costs of our Child and Adolescent ASD/C assessments can be found on our costs page here.

Re-centre providing gold standard in ASD/C measures

Our specialised support using gold standard measures (ADOS-2 and ADI-R) for your child is designed to help build a pathway forward and collaboratively support the well-being of your whānau.

What is ASD/C?

Some people with autisim spectrum have intellectual disabilities, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or learning difficulties. Others have mental health issues, mostly commonly anxiety and depression.

External resources

The New Zealand Mental Health Foundation website has up-to-date information about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read more about them here.

How can I access this service?

Access to our child and adolescent ASD/C services is available through direct enquiry, or referral from your General Practitioner.

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