Autism Assessments


If you suspect that your child may have Autism, a formal diagnosis is required in order to get the support you need. The process can be lengthy and complicated, so the Rocky Bay team of staff and therapists have combined with psychologists to make the process as seamless as possible, helping you avoid the wait times for State funded assessments.

The assessment will take place on a single day in the comfortable and kid-friendly Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe*, Rocky Bay’s only dedicated paediatric hub. A team of clinicians will conduct the assessment and provide you with a written report and a face-to-face discussion about the diagnosis. This document, once a diagnosis is confirmed by a paediatrician, can be used to apply for NDIS funded services.

Assessment are available for children aged 3 to 17 years if they have obtained a referral from a GP or Paediatrician and have not been previously assessed for autism.

There are a number of steps required to get to a full diagnosis,  scroll down to see how it works and to read through our FAQ’s.

* In complex cases, clinicians may also need to attend the child’s school or childcare setting.


How it works

  1. You receive a referral for an autism assessment from a GP or paediatrician
  2. You complete the website form below to register your interest
  3. We’ll send you some pre-screening forms to confirm your eligibility
  4. If eligible, Rocky Bay staff will help you find a suitable time to complete the assessment
  5. At the time of booking, you will be asked to pay a 50% deposit to confirm your appointment. The final payment is due on the day of your assessment
  6. A booking confirmation email will be sent to you with information to help prepare you for the assessment
  7. On assessment day, you and your child will spend 2-3 hours at Lady Lawley Cottage with a psychologist and either an OT or SP. In complex cases, a visit to your child’s school or childcare may be required at an additional cost
  8. The team of clinical staff will discuss the assessment and write a report
  9. Rocky Bay staff will organise a meeting with you to discuss the findings of the report and next steps

Autism Diagnosis Assessments will begin at Lady Lawley Cottage from May 2023. Click the button below to register your interest today.




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