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Post Diagnosis Support

You may have always known or suspected that you are autistic for some time and find your diagnosis a relief.

However, for some, being diagnosed as an autistic adult can be difficult to come to terms with. The likelihood is have spent your life coping with a disability that you know very little about and have struggled not knowing what support you are entitled to or even where to find it.

Below is the support that is available to Hertfordshire residence after diagnosis.

Support:

There are various types of support you might want to explore after getting a diagnosis. You may need to approach/and or be supported by approaching professionals and local services for this support. You will be offered up to eight one-to-one sessions either online or in-person with a member of staff from Autism Hertfordshire.

What are the 1:1 Sessions for?

They are for specific problems that you may need some support to resolve. For example:

  • Support in managing difficult emotions
  • Problem-solving support for specific difficulties, For example, coping strategies
  • Assistance to complete forms, for example, DLA, Care needs assessment, etc.
  • Advice relating to accessing and maintaining education or employment
  • Advice about difficulties in relating to others
  • Finding out what support is available from other services
  • Support with referrals to other services
  • Gain more understanding about autism spectrum conditions
  • Advice on how to manage sensory processing difficulties

How will booking a 1:1 appointment help me?

You will have the opportunity to discuss your specific problem with a member of staff from Autism Hertfordshire. If we cannot provide the answers to your queries directly within the session, then we will find out who can best assist you and signpost you to them.

What will be expected of me?

We ask that you attend with a specific issue in mind. We will then be able to have something to focus on.

Referrals are currently only being taken directly from the NHS for those that have been recently received a diagnosis, please note this will be reviewed in February 2022.