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

This outlines the assessment packages currently available. A one hour initial intake appointment is conducted with all clients to gather information and ascertain suitable assessment services. Please be aware the type and price of the package may alter depending on the clinician’s assessment of the individual’s need/s. This will be discussed with clients at or following the initial intake appointment.

Assessment services are calculated based on the standard hourly rate of $193.99/hour for speech pathologists and occupational therapists, and $214.41/hour for psychologists.

For all Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment requests, it is recommended that clients access a paediatrician / psychiatrist and GP to obtain a suitable referral letter. With client consent, assessment findings will be provided to their treating doctor/s for follow up and further recommendations.

The assessment team is available to answer and clarify any assessment queries clients may have. Additional appointments can be arranged to discuss progress and to explain assessment results.

More information about the individual assessment tools can be found here ►.

Please note waitlists apply.


Child & Adolescent Diagnostic Assessment*

This package utilises a multidisciplinary team and is designed for children and adolescents who require a comprehensive assessment to explore an ASD 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 for a final review and formal diagnosis if suitable. This package is also available for individuals requiring a review of their diagnosis or to determine a level under DSM-5.

This package includes:

  • Initial intake appointment
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2nd Edition (ADOS-2)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale – 2nd Edition (SRS-2)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – 3rd Edition (ABAS-3)
  • Further investigation if required (additional costs - to be discussed with client)
  • Analysis and reporting on assessment findings 

From (approx.) $1955.21 - $2256.41

*It is recommended you provide a referral letter from your medical specialist.


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 explore a diagnosis. Please note, diagnostic guidelines recommend that a psychiatrist is involved in the ASD assessment process. Completed reports generated by this assessment package will need to be taken to a psychiatrist for follow up, review and formal diagnosis if suitable. This package is also suitable for adults who require a review of their diagnosis or a level under DSM-5.

This package includes:

  • Initial intake appointment
  • Developmental 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 

From (approx.) $1955.21 - $2256.41

*It is recommended you provide a referral letter from your medical specialist.


ADOS-2 as requested by medical specialist*

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

It includes:

  • Initial intake appointment
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS-2)
  • Analysis and reporting of assessment findings

Approx $903.59

*Please provide a referral letter from your medical specialist. 


Multidisciplinary Assessment (General)*

This package involves a multidisciplinary team and is suitable for individuals requiring a comprehensive functional assessment to inform therapy and other support recommendations, 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 may consist of:

  • Initial intake appointment
  • Psychology Assessment (if required)
  • Occupational Therapy Assessment (if required)
  • Speech Pathology Assessment (if required)
  • Analysis and reporting

From $775.96* (Based on minimum one one-hour session with a speech pathologist and occupational therapist)
*Therapist can provide clinic, home or community-based assessments as suitable (travel costs apply).


Positive Behaviour Support

This package is suitable for individuals requiring a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP). It is recommended for individuals with an identified behaviour/s of concern, requiring a functional behaviour assessment and recommendations of proactive and reactive strategies, including any assessment of restrictive practices.

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

  • Initial intake and case history
  • Direct observations
  • Risk assessment
  • Quality of life assessment
  • Behaviour data recording
  • Functional behaviour assessments
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Plan development or review (includes formulation of clinical hypotheses, proactive and reactive strategies and recommendations based on assessments conducted)
  • One initial training session to discuss the PBSP summary and implementation requirements
  • Therapist travel

Total costings will be calculated based on a minimum of 36 hours to complete a basic plan* 
* Specific 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 a minimum of 14 hours of further training, implementation, monitoring 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 individuals who are seeking suitable accommodation and requiring a functional assessment to ascertain their level of daily independence and support needs required.

This comprehensive package may consist of the following:

  • Initial intake appointment
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition (ABAS-3)
  • Daily living task analysis (multiple settings)
  • Other functional needs assessment, depending on the individual’s needs identified. Eg Case history – mental health, medical, social and emotional needs; Behaviour observation if any behaviour/s of concern identified; Mealtime support assessment; Communication assessment; Mobility related assessment; Sensory assessment.
  • Analysis and reporting.

Approx $1551.92 (based on 8 hours of input from an occupational therapist).
* Therapist can provide clinic, home or community-based assessments as suitable (travel costs apply).


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
  • Mental health related assessment
  • Executive functioning assessment
  • Sensory assessment
  • Fine motor assessment
  • Gross motor assessment
  • Behaviour assessment 
  • ADHD assessment.

The price of a single or personalised assessment package is calculated on the hourly rate/s of the allied health professional staff involved.
From $193.99 per hour (speech pathologist / occupational therapist) or $214.41 per hour (psychologist or positive behaviour support plan), based on NDIS rates.


Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessments available at: 

Please note waitlists of up to 18 weeks may apply.

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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Allied Health Assessments only (SLP & OT) available at:

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

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Autism Queensland Mackay
10 Macrossan Street, East Mackay QLD 4740
P. 07 4841 8300  | E. mackay@autismqld.com.au

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