Care pathway

Diagnostic Care Pathway

At the end of getting an autism diagnosis, you’ll have a follow-up appointment. Then, you may be signposted to a relevant service in Leeds.

Post-diagnostic consultancy session

If you are already diagnosed as autistic, you can refer to the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) team for a one-off consultancy appointment. This is also available for carers and other professionals.

The autistic person being referred to the LADS team will receive some questionnaires to complete prior to the appointment. Then, a copy of their diagnostic report will be requested. If there is any doubt about the diagnosis, the person being referred will be offered the opportunity to access the clinical pathway for a full assessment.

To ask for a referral, ring the Health Single Point of Access (SPA) number and ask to make a referral to the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service. The number is 0300 300 1485.

Getting a Care Act assessment

The Care Act is a piece of law that says if you need extra support, you’re entitled to it. You can get an assessment of your needs through Leeds’ Adult Social Care team.

You can find out more on the Leeds City Council website.

Advocacy support

Leeds Autism AIM can provide some limited advocacy support at our two drop-ins. Visit the Advocacy page of our website to find out more. You can contact Advonet, who offer a wider range of advocacy services including:

You can contact Advonet by email at or by phone on 0113 244 0606.

There is also support on offer from the Chapeltown Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). You can either meet them every week at our two drop-ins or contact them in the following ways: