Diagnosis Guide

A simple step-by-step guide to obtaining an assessment for an autism diagnosis in New Zealand.

Following is a general step-by-step guide:

This process can vary between regions, depending upon your District Health Board.

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Diagnosis Guide Category
  • Children
  • Adults

Take an online autism test

If you suspect that you may be autistic, you may like to take a screening test.

Publicly funded assessment – meet with your GP

If you would like to access a publicly funded assessment, you should book an appointment with your GP…

Private assessment – select a qualified clinician

Some people prefer to seek an assessment for diagnosis through private assessment.

Assessment for autism (provided by a qualified clinician)

The clinician will likely be a Psychologist or Psychiatrist.

Additional services referral

Depending on the conclusions in the report, you may be referred for additional services.

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