Autism and Related Disorders Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: CAMHS outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, GPs, mental health professionals, GP consortia

Key areas: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, autism, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Cri du chat syndrome, developmental disorders, Down’s syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex, Williams syndrome

Overview

We provide assessment and treatment for young people with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and related difficulties.

Our expert team includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and a mental health worker, and is renowned nationally and internationally. We lead the way in the diagnosis, assessment and management of complex developmental disorders.

Members of our team also have specialised experience in rare disorders such as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Williams syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Cri du Chat syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Cohen syndrome and Down’s syndrome.

We specialise in treatment for young people where there are particular difficulties in the diagnosis or management of autism and related disorders (ARD), including complex diagnostic issues, complicated and challenging behavioural and psychiatric problems, or when services are seeking a second opinion. Our service also takes a special interest in families where more than one individual has ARD, including twins and affected parents.

We also offer consultation, genetic counselling, treatment, support and advice to families or carers in relation to parenting children with ARD or being a parent with ARD.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology Service (DNN)

The Acquired Brain Injury Service is a stream of our CAMHS DNN Service. The DNN sees young people who have, or might have, neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disability with additional mental health or behaviour problems, as well as young people with psychological problems associated with head injury, physical disability or genetic conditions. Our teams work together and refer between services as necessary. The DNN includes the following service streams:

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