Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people.

ASD is characterised by impairments in:

  • Reciprocal Social Interaction
  • Social Communication
  • Social imagination and Social Understanding
  • and Stereotyped behaviour, restricted interests or marked resistance to context changes are a common picture.
  • Unusual sensitivity to sensory stimuli is
  • common.
  • Co-morbidity and dual diagnosis are often
  • seen in people with autism.

Diagnostic Criteria

Diagnostic Guidelines

Gold standard diagnostic practice for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders. What can you do if you suspect you, your child or someone your care for may be affected by Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

Consultancy Services

There are a range of supports and interventions available to assist people with ASD.

Approaches to ASD.


Outcomes are influenced by the understanding response of others around, effective support or interventions & their own personality response to their difficulties. Read more ...

Autism Consultancy

Autism Assessment, Consultancy and Training - based in Aberdeen and providing services throughout the United Kingdom. 

We have over twenty five years experience in ASD specific consultancy and assessment work and continue to develop our existing assessment processes.


Various training courses are available, the content based on current research and direct experience in autism spectrum related work. The duration of the courses can be tailored to the needs of the participants, but many courses are best delivered as half or whole day events. Shorter ‘awareness raising’ courses or presentations can be arranged. Read more ...


Standardized screening tools and other instruments are employed as appropriate during the course of any assessment. Read more ....

Who we work with

  • Individuals 
  • NHS & local authorities
  • Criminal Justice Departments
  • Employers 
  • Voluntary sector 
  • Families & carers
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