Autism testing for children

Providing assessments to determine whether children meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Yooralla provides assessments to determine if children (over 2 and half years old) meet diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our full day Autism Assessment Clinics are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of a clinical psychologists and speech therapists.

Generally, the assessment will include:

  • A formal observation of the child, as well as a parent interview. These assessment tools have been approved to be used to establish a diagnosis of ASD.
  • A feedback session to summarise the initial findings of the assessments.
  • An assessment report including the results of the assessments, a description of the child’s presentation, a diagnosis (including a severity level if applicable), and some brief general recommendations.

If your child is diagnosed with autism, you can use this as evidence to provide to the NDIS if you seek support from the NDIS for your child.

What do I need to get my child tested for autism?

To attend a Yooralla Assessment Clinic, children need a referral from a paediatrician, maternal health nurse or Doctor. To book your child into a Yooralla Assessment Clinic, please call 03 9312 8310.

How much does it cost to get an autism test for my child?

The cost to attend an Autism Assessment Clinic will depend on how much assessment the child needs. Out of pocket expenses can be clarified at the time of booking.

Where can I get an autism test for my child?

Yooralla holds regular Autism Assessment Clinics in Melbourne’s North.

How can I get support for my child?

If your child receives an autism diagnosis, Yooralla staff can support you through the NDIS process, with comprehensive resources and free advice about the NDIS for your child.

We also provide tailored services for children with ASD, recognising the importance of early childhood early intervention in building a child’s capacity through their early years.


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