Autism and ADHD

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Some people with autism can live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

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Ronnie Pinder - Expert by Experience

Ronnie Pinder, one of The Retreat’s experts by experience, discusses his Autism diagnosis. In this video, he explains how the diagnosis has changed his life and how he has coped since.

Children’s Autism & ADHD

Private Autism service for Children and Young People

If you are seeking an assessment for ADHD, please note that at present we are not yet offering assessments that are specifically for this condition. 

The private, self-funding Children and Young People Autism service offers a range of services which clients pay for themselves.

Scarborough and Ryedale NHS children and young people’s service

We provide an Autism Assessment Service which is free at the point of service, for people from within the Scarbrough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot refer yourself to the Scarbrough and Ryedale Autism Assessment Service. A referral has to be made by a health or social care professional.

Adult Autism & ADHD

Private Autism and ADHD service for adults

The private, self-funding Autism and ADHD service offers a range of services which clients pay for themselves.

Please note, to access our private ADHD service we require a referral from a GP.

North Yorkshire NHS Adult Autism and ADHD Assessment service

We provide an Autism and ADHD Assessment Service which is free at the point of service.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot refer yourself to the North Yorkshire Autism and ADHD Assessment Services. A referral has to be made by a health or social care professional.

About Autism and ADHD

Support

Our renowned assessment and diagnosis service for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) offers support for adults, children and young people.

We support people to help them make sense of this lifelong condition.

  • Diagnostic services for adults for Autism and ADHD
  • Diagnostic services for children and Young People for Autism and ADHD
  • Customised Assessment
  • Pre- and post-assessment therapy
  • Offer a one-stop assessment with feedback on the same day.
  • In-reach/consultation in prisons, care homes, nursing homes, schools, university, work
  • Work place assessments

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Some people with autism can live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism.

Individuals across the spectrum of autism often have difficulties developing, maintaining, and understanding social situations and relationships.

There are currently around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK, which means around 1 in 100 people are living with autism.

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is.aspx

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include:

  • Inattentiveness – most people with ADHD will have a short attention span and may be easily distracted.
  • Hyperactivity – there is likely to be some restlessness, fidgeting or overactivity. This can also lead to difficulties in sleeping and increased anxiety.
  • Impulsiveness – people with ADHD may do things without thought for the consequences, without very much reflection and without having a plan.

Some adults will have ADHD without it being diagnosed at a younger age. Those who are diagnosed at a young age are likely to continue to experience problems, though the symptoms might reduce.

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