Autism Assessment Service

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. Autism is characterised by differences in:

– Social communication (how we communicate with other people)

– Social interaction (how we relate to other people)

– Repetitive or restrictive behaviours

– Sensory processing (how we process light, sound, touch, taste, pain)

– Emotional regulation

The Autism Assessment Team provides assessments to children and young people between 5-18 who are registered with a GP in Devon. The Team consists of different health professionals, including Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Practitioners and Specialist Nurses.

Our webpage provides a range of resources to help parents and professionals identify potential Autism Spectrum Condition and implement strategies to support children and young people with any challenges they face.

Information on how to request an assessment for Autism Spectrum Condition is also provided.

Contact Information

Children and Family Health Devon
Single Point of Access Team
1a Capital Court
Bittern Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter EX2 7FW


t: 0330 0245 321