Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.

Specialist & Diagnostic Assessment Services

Autism Queensland has a multi-disciplinary team who are qualified to conduct a range of assessments on children and adults for diagnostic and other purposes. These assessments are conducted by our team of psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists at the Sunnybank Hills and Brighton centres.

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

Comprehensive Assessment

This package utilises a multi-disciplinary team and is suitable for individuals requiring a comprehensive functional assessment to facilitate access into the NDIS or to provide evidence for requested services within an NDIS plan. This package is recommended for those presenting with complex behavioural concerns and for those whose impairments may have a subtle presentation. It consists of:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS) - 1.5 hrs
  • Communication Assessment - 2hrs
  • Sensory Profile - 1 hr
  • Relevant Cognitive Assessment - 2hrs
  • Generation of report on findings - $340.

Total (approx.) hours for assessment (including report) = 8.5 hours.
Total (approx.) price for assessment = $1445.


Functional Assessment   I   Basic

This package is suitable for individuals requiring a standard assessment of individual function to complement information required for access into the NDIS or evidence for requested services within an NDIS plan. It includes:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)
  • Generation of report on findings.

Total (approx.) hours for assessment (including report) = 3 hours.
Total (approx.) price for assessment= $510.


Diagnostic (all ages)   I   Requested by medical specialist

This package is suitable for individuals whose Paediatrician or Psychiatrist has specifically requested an assessment be completed to substantiate a suspected diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and includes:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS 2)
  • Letter on findings
  • Report on findings (optional).

Total (approx.) hours for assessment = 3 hours with letter, 4 hours with additional full report.
Total (approx.) price for assessment = $510 with letter, $680 with addition of full report.


Children’s Diagnostic (new diagnosis)   I   Comprehensive

This package utilises a multi-disciplinary team and is designed for children who have not yet been to a Paediatrician or Child Psychiatrist and require comprehensive assessment to determine diagnosis. Queensland’s diagnostic guidelines stipulate that a Paediatrician or Child Psychiatrist must formalise an autism diagnosis. Completed reports generated by this assessment package will therefore need to be taken to the Paediatrician or Child Psychiatrist for final diagnosis. Includes:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition (ADOS 2)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
  • Report on assessment findings.

Total (approx.) hours for assessment = 5 hours.
Total (approx.) price for assessment = $850.


Adult Diagnostic (new diagnosis)   I   Comprehensive

This package utilises a multi-disciplinary team and is suitable for adults who have never received a diagnosis of ASD and require a comprehensive assessment to determine diagnosis. It includes:

  • Comprehensive case history
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale-2 (ADOS)

Total (approx.) price = $850.


Diagnostic (review of previous diagnosis)   I   Comprehensive

This package is suitable for an individual with a previous ASD or related diagnoses who requires a review including classification by level and includes:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, second edition (ADOS 2) - 2 hrs
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS) - 1.5hrs
  • Report on findings - 2hrs
  • Comprehensive Case History by psychologist -  1hr  

Total hours for assessment = 6.5 hours.
Total (approx.) price for assessment = $1105.


Single Discipline Assessments

This package is suitable for individuals requiring an assessment that can be completed by a single clinician. Examples of the types of assessments conducted in this manner are:

  • Communication assessment
  • Sensory Profiles
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Handwriting assessments
  • Gross motor skill assessments
  • Literacy and Numeracy assessments.

Total hours for assessment differ depending on need. 

Cost: FROM $170 per hour.


Specialist & Diagnostic Assessments are available at:

Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills & Brighton centres

P. 07 3273 0000  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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