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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How does an adult receive a diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome?

    I have recently become aware that many of the symptoms I have experienced could be attributed to Asperger Syndrome.

    Where and how do I get a diagnosis on the autism spectrum?

    If possible I would like to know referral process, cost and waiting periods if a service exists?
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  • Daniel Wendt

    Psychologist

    Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. Daniel is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of … View Profile

    Getting answers and a diagnosis can be helpful and meaningful. It can answer many questions and provide explanations for the individual. 

    You should look for a Psychologist in your area who specialises in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Talking to your GP would be the first step in this process. Alternatively searching the web for Psychologists in your area using the keywords of "Autism Spectrum Distorder Psychologist" is another option. 

    Most diagnostic assessments for ASD are conducted over several sessions and some health funds may provide a rebate. 

    I hope this helps. 

    www.oraclepsychology.com.au

  • Chris Tanner

    HealthShare Member

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for taking the time out to respond to my question. I imagine that adults in a similar situation as myself have gradually succumbed to the notion that living a less than joyful life is about making the best of the cards we are dealt. Without using this media to specifically point to my own situation I just have to say that as a mature adult, who has pursued your suggestions (above), there is an abundant lack of psychologists willing or able to work with adults in the ASD field. I have under medical supervision experienced and practiced many different types of therapeutic modalities to treat symptoms but not causes! That is why a diadnosis at this point in my life would be helpful.

    Thanks, Chris

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    Daniel Wendt

    Psychologist

    Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. Daniel is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of … View Profile

    Not a problem Chris. I'm happy to help. 

    I'm not sure what area of the country your are from but I can help you out if you live in Newcastle by any chance.

    www.oraclepsychology.com.au

     

  • Chris Tanner

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks again Daniel.

    Unfortunately I reside a good way south from your location but take strength from your kind interest.

    Cheers!

    Chris

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