Your Assessment

Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) are not an illnesses or diseases, they are something children are born with. People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders often do not have a learning disability or a mental health concern but they may find it hard to communicate with other people, find concentrating on school work really tricky and may also struggle with everyday tasks such as getting themselves dressed.

Children and young people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders may need some extra help from their parents, carers and teacher. To understand if a child/young person has a neurodevelopmental disorder an assessment will be completed by talking to the them, their parents and finding out how they get on in their educational or other settings. 

Details of how to access information and advice for neurodivergent people and their families

Flyer - Information and Advice for Neurodivergent People and their Families.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Investment in local Autism services in Coventry and Warwickshire - May 2022.pdf [pdf] 124KB

Frequently Asked Questions.pdf [pdf] 272KB

Our first meeting with you

Image showing 60 minute meeting

We will talk to you and your parents or carers about your interests, your friendships and the way you get along with people. We will also ask about anything you find more difficult to do. 


Our second meeting with you

Image showing second 60 minute meeting

We will talk to you and your parents and carers about how you have grown up, how you get on with people and the way you usually behave. We will also ask about your health, and your family's health. 



Sometimes we will need to do some extra assessments if we need any more details. 

We will hold a special interview with your parents or carers, called a 3Di, and ADI-R, or a DISCO 

We will hold a special session with you through talking and activities, or playing. This is called an ADOS assessment.

You may also need to see an Occupational Therapist in the team who will talk to you about your sensory needs and do some activities with you to check out your balance and coordination.

If you live in South Warwickshire you will be seen in either Stratford Health Centre or Orchard House in Leamington Spa

If you live in Rugby you will be seen at the Railings

If you live in North Warwickshire you will be seen at Whitestone Clinic

If you live in Coventry we will have our meetings with you at the City of Coventry Health Centre.

Below are photos of where you will be going:


City of Coventry Health Centre

City of Coventry Health Centre

Ground floor Reception and lift:

City of Coventry Health Centre reception           City of Coventry Health Centre lift

You will come up to Children and Young People Services on the 4th floor  and book in at  the Reception desk:

Child and Young People reception

You will be asked to sit down in the waiting room until you are called for your assessment:

Child and Young People Service's waiting area

You will be taken to a clinic room for your assessment:

A clinic room


The Railings

the railings

Orchard House

orchard house


Whitestone Clinic

whitestone clinic


Stratford Healthcare Centre

stratford healthcare exterior