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Adult Neurodevelopmental Service (ANDS)

  

Assessment, diagnosis & post-diagnostic support for Adult Autism and Adult ADHD


About the Service

The Adult Neurodevelopmental Service have seen a significant demand (above the capacity to provide) for diagnostic assessments for Autism and ADHD

Waiting time for new referrals coming into the service may exceed 3-5 years

We are unable to provide updates to individuals or GPs regarding waiting list times, as these can fluctuate depending on the needs of each person

In addition, the team do not have any prioritisation criteria, and therefore any requests to expedite appointments cannot be considered

Referrals can be sent to:

Email: AdultNeurodevelopmental.Team@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Postal Address:

Adult Neurodevelopmental Service, Wayside House,  Wilsons Lane, Longford, Coventry CV6 6NY

CWPT delivered multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment, focused post-diagnostic support and signposting for neurodevelopmental disorders

Interventions include psycho-educational (autism, emotional regulation, communication and sensory processing) and via group and individual therapy where necessary.

Specialist interventions will be time limited and appropriate in meeting the needs of specific individuals with neuro-developmental disorders.

Includes post-diagnostic support in accordance with NICE guidance for better outcomes and mitigating the risk of admission

Further Information

Click here for pathway information

 GP Referral Process

Two forms have been added to the referral form box (see right) for GPs to ask patients to complete. These forms have been specifically designed for patients to take away and complete with examples. Please note: these forms are an optional extra but will help considerably with a referral narrative.

 a) Autism Assessment Referral

  • Adult ≥17 years
  • Registered with Coventry or Rugby GP
  • No previous diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including as a child
  • No private Autism diagnosis
  • Not currently under the care of Acute or Community Mental Health Services
  • No known Learning Disability
  • AQ10 Autism Questionnaire score > 6 with referral: click or see right  Link to AQ10
  • Clear narrative from GP or individual regarding impact of experience, including from early childhood, in areas such as education, employment and relationships

b) ADHD

  • Adult ≥17 years
  • Registered with Coventry or Rugby GP
  • No previous diagnosis of ADHD including as a child
  • Not currently under the care of Acute or Community Mental Health Services
  • No known Learning Disability
  • Completed ADHD Self Report Scale Form with referral Link to Adult ADHD Self Report Scale ASRSv1.1
  • patient to complete part A & B of symptom checklist
  • part A: score >4 highly consistent with adult ADHD and further investigation warranted
  • part B: frequency scores provide further symptom sensitivity
  • Clear narrative from GP or individual regarding impact of experience, including from early childhood, in areas such as education, employment and relationships

Required Referral Information

Case management / care coordination is NOT provided

Autism Referrals ADHD Referrals
Significant functional impairment in two or more areas (family life, work, education, self care, social life)

One or more of the following:

  • Persistent difficulties in social interaction
  • Persistent difficulties in social communication
  • Stereotypic (rigid & repetitive) behaviours, resistance to change, restricted interests

 

Plus one or more of the following:

  • Problems in obtaining or sustaining employment or education
  • Difficulty in initiating or sustaining social relationships

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant functional impairment in two or more areas (family life, work, education, self care, social life, risk taking)

Inattention

(eg forgetfulness, difficulty listening, disorganisation, distractibility, poor attention, poor concept of time, poor attention to detail, procrastination, loses important things, poor finisher completer)

and / or

Hyperactivity

(eg fidgety, restless, excessive talking, over scheduling, poor sleep)

Impulsivity

(eg blurting out answers , difficulty waiting a turn, interrupting, poor frustration tolerance, prone to addiction, reckless driving, ending jobs / relationships abruptly, anger)

Symptoms must have been present in childhood into adulthood. Impairment must be in 2 domains i.e. education / employment, relationships and friendships

 

Community Autism Support Service (CASS) all ages

Follow link here for CASS GP Gateway page

Click on image below for printable version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LeDeR Programme – Notification of Deaths of Autistic Adults (with or without learning disability)

Update March 2022

The LeDeR programme is now taking notifications for autistic adults who have died, who did not have a learning disability. Please find attached a briefing note outlining the criteria.

 

 

 

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is a world-first.

The first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

The University of Bristol is one of the partners in the programme, which is funded and run by NHS England.

Reviews of deaths are being carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality of care for people with learning disabilities.

People with learning disabilities, their families and carers have been central to developing and delivering the programme.

Aim is to support the review of all deaths of all people with a learning disabilities aged 4 and over regardless of if the death was expected or not.

Enables the identification of good practice and what can be improved.

Anyone –  professionals, family members or carers can notify the LeDeR programme of a death.

This can be done by phone 0300 7774 774 or by filling in required details on the LeDeR website. (follow link)

Update March 2022

The LeDeR programme is now taking notifications for autistic adults who have died, who did not have a learning disability. Please find attached a briefing note outlining the criteria.

 

 

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