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Private Assessments and Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For children aged 2 years 6 months up to 18 years of age


ASD Assessment £1700

Private Multidisciplinary ASD Diagnosis at MUMS Solihull, near Birmingham

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that continues throughout adult life and can impact your child in terms of behaviour, social skills, and their development. ASD affects people differently – some people need a lot more support than others. ASD is often recognised at a very young age.

Other lifelong conditions that are common with ASD are Asperger Syndrome, anxiety, communicating normally, repetitive habits and behaviours etc.

If you are concerned that your child may need an ASD assessment you can self-refer to MUMS Solihull, near Birmingham by calling us on 0121 704 2669, emailing us or make an enquiry on our website. Not only can we organise rapid assessment, but we can offer follow up support and management in many ways for both the child and the parent/carer.

We have ample parking, great patient reviews and are ADHD specialists too.

MUMS private Paediatric led Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service in Solihull, near Birmingham is an easy to access autism assessment service. Dr Deepak Parasuraman and Claire Howell, Occupational Therapist offer a comprehensive pre assessment, assessment, and diagnosis. Dr Deepak is a Consultant Paediatrician who specialises in neurodevelopment. Furthermore, support and treatment beyond diagnosis is offered for management of the condition. A referral is not necessary. Parents and Carers can self-refer.

MUMS has been established for over two decades and offers a wide range of professional and trusted Paediatric services to include – Private General Paediatricians, Paediatricians with extended roles in neurodevelopment, occupational therapists specialising in autism ASD, child counselling, SEND behavioral support and many other paediatric diagnostic services. MUMS Private ADHD Assessment service is also very popular.

Our ASD diagnostic assessment and diagnosis service is multi-disciplinary which means that your child is assessed, observed, tested, diagnosed, and managed by a team of experienced clinicians. Neurodevelopment Paediatricians working both in the NHS and the private sector are experienced in understanding ASD in children and have the clinical expertise to diagnose and manage ASD.

MUMS can offer assessment for a possible Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), for children aged 2 years 6 months up to 18 years old.

  • The assessment will be completed by Dr Deepak Parasuraman – Consultant Paediatrician, and Claire Howell a Specialist Occupational Therapist, who both specialise in Neurodevelopment and Neurodiversity
  • We offer a multidisciplinary perspective to consider a diagnosis of ASD
  • The Paediatrician involvement offers additional medical consideration as part of the assessment process.
  • The assessment will be timely, with appointments offered at convenient times for the family
  • The assessment is in line with the NICE Guidelines
  • You can make a direct request to MUMS with no need for a referral from other professionals 
  • We follow the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for assessing and diagnosing ASD

This service is ONLY available for children and young people who are NOT registered with a Solihull NHS GP.

The cost of an ASD Assessment at MUMS is £1700

We take a deposit of £850 to confirm the appointment. The balance of £850 is payable on the day of the assessment.

The ASD Assessment Pathway at MUMS Solihull, near Birmingham

Enquiries can be made by phone, email, website enquiry. A member of the team at MUMS will respond to your enquiry and may ask for further fact-finding information to ensure that this assessment will be appropriate to commence.

Pre-Assessment Stage

You will be asked to return a completed screening questionnaire - The Sensory Responsiveness Scale 2nd Edition (SRS-2).  This form is to be completed by the parent/guardian/carer and the child’s nursery/playgroup/school setting. The NICE guidelines indicate it is good practice for information to be gathered regarding the child/young person’s needs from more than one setting.

These questionnaires will need to be returned prior to an appointment being arranged. If your child is not attending a nursery/educational setting, please let us know, so that we can ensure to plan the assessment without the SRS-2 completed by a setting.

If in the rare event that following review of the SRS-2 form – it is deemed inappropriate to schedule an assessment – you will be notified. If appropriate, we will proceed with the following stages of the assessment process.

It is at this stage we ask you to pay 50% of the assessment process fee - £850 and organise the ADOS Assessment.

Paediatric Assessment – ADI-R

An appointment will be arranged for a Comprehensive developmental assessment which utilises the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). This can be remote or face to face at MUMS Solihull with Dr Deepak Parasuraman, Consultant Paediatrician.  This will be completed with the child/young person’s caregiver and will not usually require the child to be present.  This session will take approximately 1 hour 30 mins – 2 hours, depending on the complexity of information discussed.

Following the Paediatric ADI-R Assessment Stage we organise the Occupational Therapist Assessment and ask you for the remaining balance of £850 for the next 3 stages.

OT (Occupational Therapist) Assessment – ADOS

ADOS – (Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule) is an assessment pathway – structured to assist clinicians in their observation and diagnosis of ASD.

A face-to-face appointment is arranged with Claire Howell at MUMS Solihull for a direct assessment appointment with the child/young person, using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and clinical observations will be completed.  This session takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins. Observation of your child interacting enables Claire to assess certain aspects of your child’s behaviour using special assessment tools.

For some preschool children, depending on age and stages of developmental needs, this assessment session may be completed as an observational session within the child’s setting. This will be discussed and agreed with family when the screening information is reviewed prior to assessment. 

Final Paediatric Assessment

A face-to-face medical review consultation is arranged with Dr Deepak Parasuraman which lasts approximately 45 mins with the child/young person and their parent(s)/carer.

Diagnosis Appointment

This is a one-hour appointment with the family to discuss the assessment process outcome.  This session may be completed with Dr Deepak Parasuraman or Claire Howell and can be virtual or face to face. All feedback from the previous sessions enables Dr Deepak or Claire to confirm a diagnosis.


You will receive a comprehensive report within 14 days of your diagnosis appointment.  This report will include confirmation of the assessment outcome, along with recommendations, including support appropriate to your child’s needs. We also offer follow up, support and management of your child’s condition. MUMS offer child and parent psychotherapy and counselling if required.

Based on the pathway and diagnosis, we may recommend an ADHD Assessment, instead of or in addition to - an ASD Assessment – which will incur additional costs. See - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment.