GP or child health nurse
Use My Neighbourhood to locate GPs and child health clinics in your local area.
or child psychiatrist
Your GP should be able to refer you to a paediatrician or child psychiatrist who has experience in assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. If you have trouble finding a child specialist with ASD experience, Autism Tasmania might be able to help.
Use the Australian Psychological Society’s find a psychologist tool to get contact details for psychologists who have registered as having expertise in working with children and ASD.
Your GP, nurse or child specialist should be able to direct you to practitioners in your area who do diagnostic assessments. For assessments carried out on a public basis, your local area health service is a good place to start. Your state autism association can also provide useful information about where and how a child can be assessed for the purpose of getting a diagnosis.
Some services are funded by the government to provide diagnostic assessments which you won’t have to pay for. Contact these services below for more information.
|Name of service||Address||Phone number||ASD specific|
|Autism Spectrum Diagnostic Assessment Service |
|GPO Box 125|
Hobart TAS 7001
|(03) 6230 7629||Yes|
|St Giles therapy services (South) – Autism assessment team||11 Gant Street|
Lenah Valley TAS 7008
|(03) 6238 1888||Yes|
|St Giles therapy services (North) – Developmental Assessment Team||65 Amy Road|
Newstead TAS 7250
|(03) 6345 7333||Yes|
|CAMHS South - Clare House||26 Clare Street|
New Town TAS 7008
|1800 332 388||No|
|CAMHS North||46 Cameron Street|
Launceston TAS 7250
|(03) 6336 2867||No|
|CAMHS North West||5th Floor, Reece House |
46 Mount Street
Burnie TAS 7320
|(03) 6434 7280||No|