Team Composition and Competencies

The following advice is adapted from NICE Guideline CG142: Autism in adults: diagnosis and management [Link:]


Assessment should be undertaken by professionals who are trained and competent. The assessment should be team-based and draw on a range of professions and skills.


Typically, a team-based assessment for autism spectrum disorder in adults would involve some or all of the following professional disciplines.

  • Psychiatry
  • Clinical psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Specialist nursing


Complex assessments should be undertaken by professionals with specialist experience in the assessment and diagnosis of autism.

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