Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessment Services

Autism Queensland has a multidisciplinary team who are qualified to conduct a range of assessments with children, adolescents and adults for diagnostic and other purposes. These assessments are conducted by our team of psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists and are currently available at our centres in Brisbane, Gladstone and Cairns. 

We have several assessment packages available. Please be aware that the type and price of the package may alter depending on the clinician’s assessment of individual need at the time of consultation. More information about the individual assessment tools can be found here ►


Assessment Packages

Child & Adolescent Diagnostic Assessment

This package utilises a multidisciplinary team and is designed for children and adolescents who have not yet been to a paediatrician or child psychiatrist and require a comprehensive assessment to determine diagnosis. Please note, diagnostic guidelines stipulate that a paediatrician or child psychiatrist must formalise an autism diagnosis, therefore completed reports generated by this assessment package will need to be taken to the paediatrician or child psychiatrist if seeking a formal diagnosis. 

This package includes:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS-2)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale – second edition (SRS-2)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition (ABAS-3)
  • Further investigation if required (additional costs apply)
  • Analysis and reporting on assessment findings

Price (approx.) = $1,746


Adult Diagnostic Assessment

This package utilises a multidisciplinary team and is suitable for adults who have never received a diagnosis of ASD and require a comprehensive assessment to determine diagnosis. Please note, diagnostic guidelines recommend that a psychiatrist should formalise an autism diagnosis, and this is a requirement if the person intends to apply to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Therefore, completed reports generated by this assessment package will need to be taken to a psychiatrist if seeking a formal diagnosis.

This package includes:

  • Comprehensive case history
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS-2)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale – second edition (SRS-2)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition (ABAS-3)
  • Further investigation if required (additional costs)
  • Analysis and reporting of assessment findings

Price (approx.) = $1,358


ADOS-2 as requested by medical specialist*

This package is suitable for individuals whose paediatrician or psychiatrist has specifically requested for the ADOS-2 assessment to be completed to substantiate a suspected diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

It includes:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS-2)
  • Analysis and reporting

Price (approx.) = $582
*Please provide a referral from your specialist. 


Multidisciplinary Assessment (General)*

This package utilises a multidisciplinary team and is suitable for individuals requiring a comprehensive functional assessment to inform therapy and support service access and/or to facilitate NDIS application or review. This package is suitable for those presenting with complex behavioural concerns and for those whose impairments may have a subtle presentation.

This package consists of:

  • Initial intake and case history
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition (ABAS-3)
  • Communication Assessment
  • Sensory Assessment (if required)
  • Analysis and reporting

Price (approx.) = $1,808*
*Other assessments available if required (additional cost); therapist travel if required (additional cost).


Positive Behaviour Support

This package is suitable for individuals requiring a positive behaviour support plan (PBSP). It is recommended for individuals with identified behaviours of concern and who are in the process of applying or reviewing their current proactive and reactive strategies including approved restrictive practices.

Following is a breakdown of a basic package* to develop or review a PBSP conducted by an allied health professional:

  • Information gathering, case history and analysis
  • Behaviour data recording and analysis
  • Functional behaviour observations and analysis
  • Plan development or review (including hypotheses, proactive and reactive strategies and recommendations)
  • One initial training session to assist with plan implementation
  • Therapist travel (additional costs)

Total costings will be calculated based on a minimum of 36 hours to complete a basic plan*.  

*Multidisciplinary assessments are not included in the basic PBS package, but highly recommended during this process to more comprehensively inform recommendations and/or meet plan conditions stipulated by the relevant decision maker. Positive Behaviour Support service should be tailored to suit individual needs and further training, implementation and reviews are strongly recommended (additional costs).


Multidisciplinary Assessment (for Supported Independent Living application or review)

This package is suitable for individuals who are applying for or reviewing their Supported Independent Living (SIL) arrangements. It is recommended for those individuals who are seeking suitable accommodation and requiring a functional assessment to ascertain their level of independence in daily living and support needs required.

This package consists of:

  • Initial intake and case history
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition (ABAS-3)
  • Daily living task analysis
  • Behaviour observations
  • Communication assessment
  • Generation of report on findings

Price (approx.) = $2,972 + therapist travel (additional costs)


Other Assessments (Bespoke assessments and packages available)

Examples of the types of assessments include:

  • Speech and language assessment
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Social Communication assessment
  • Functional assessment
  • Independence/task analysis
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Executive functioning assessment
  • Sensory assessment
  • Fine motor assessment
  • Gross motor assessment
  • Behaviour assessment 
  • ADHD assessment 

Price from $193.99 per hour (speech pathologist / occupational therapist) or $214.41 per hour (psychologist or positive behaviour support)


Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessments are available at (services vary by location):

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills                     Autism Queensland Brighton
437 Hellawell Road                                                          136 North Road
Sunnybank Hills  QLD 4109                                            Brighton  QLD 4017

E. customerservice@autismqld.com.au

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Autism Queensland Cairns

15–17 Marr Street, Edmonton QLD 4869
P. 07 4034 6600  E. cairns@autismqld.com.au

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Autism Queensland Gladstone

5/281 J Hickey Avenue, Clinton QLD 4680
P. 07 4977 9600  | E. gladstone@autismqld.com.au

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