Midland Health’s private ASD clinic in Birmingham provides professional autism testing in Birmingham, suitable for both adults and children. Our psychiatrist-led service is designed to offer a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management service for anyone who has an autistic spectrum disorder, such as autism or Asperger's syndrome.
Our team will work closely with you and your family from your initial consultation with our experienced consultant psychiatrist or paediatrician all the way through any follow-up medical treatment and psychological support. Offering discretion and complete confidentiality, we are here to guide you and help you manage your ASD for a better quality of life.
You don’t need to see a GP to get a referral. You can book your private autism consultation with a specialist ASD psychiatrist or paediatrician, at our Birmingham-based clinic by getting in touch today. Urgent appointments may be available on short notice (based on availability).
If you’re not sure about what to expect from our ADHD or ASD assessment process, why not discuss your concerns with a qualified Consultant Psychiatrist? Chat with Dr Rostamipour, our resident Consultant Psychiatrist, and learn more about our ASD and ADHD tests, he’ll also talk you through the medications that could be prescribed.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a broad diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders that affect a person’s neurodevelopment from childhood all through adulthood. Caused by differences in the brain, these result in developmental disabilities that can have a negative impact on a child's behaviour, social interactions and developmental abilities.
ASD include lifelong conditions such as:
You may want to consider seeking a private autism diagnosis in our Birmingham clinic if your child displays repetitive behaviours, has trouble communicating with others, feels anxious in unfamiliar situations and takes longer to process new information.
Asperger’s is a much milder form of high-functioning autism. While those with this syndrome are affected to a lesser degree and usually have strong intellects, they will still experience difficulties connecting with others on a social and emotional level. Some common characteristics of Asperger's syndrome include:
Testing for Asperger’s syndrome helps individuals and their families, friends and employers gain an understanding of why they may experience difficulties and how they can manage these.
We provide a complete ASD service including a reliable assessment and management for all autism spectrum disorders. Designed to help children, adolescents and adults, our approach is applied by expert psychiatrists and paediatricians with a wealth of experience under their belt.
First, our medical specialists will conduct an initial assessment, which incorporates a gold-standard diagnostic interview for ASD to understand how the condition affects your everyday life. We will also carry out further screening for accompanying disorders such as ADHD, personality issues, substance misuse, emotional challenges, bipolar personality disorder (BPD) and trouble sleeping.
To confirm the autism diagnosis, you will also be given a series of questionnaires which are completed online by you or in the case of a child, the parents and school, so we can gather objective, reliable data to establish a baseline and measure your ASD symptoms. If you are found to have ASD, this data will be a useful measurement tool in your ongoing treatment, as it will allow us to determine the effectiveness of treatment interventions and discover ways to improve them if needed.
We understand that when you or your child have been diagnosed with ASD, this could be a challenging time for your family. Our consultant psychiatrists and paediatricians will take all the necessary steps to talk through what’s coming next and how to best manage your condition in the future.
We know that assessments and medical tests can be daunting. However, there is no need to worry about health or blood tests. Our autism assessment is simple. Our specialists will observe how you socialise and interact with others. We will also ask you to talk about your childhood development, as well as any mental health struggles you may have faced. The diagnostic tools we use include:
The specialist will then compare your results to the guidelines set out by the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), both of which are recognised diagnostic manuals using the international DSM-IV criteria for diagnosing ASD and Aspergers.
Our expert ASD team will also advise you of your treatment options, including:
With us, you won’t have to face your diagnosis alone. Simply book an appointment with our autism specialist to discover how we can support you today.
Getting a formal autism diagnosis is not as scary as it sounds and will provide you with more than just a label for your symptoms. The benefits of a timely diagnosis include:
Our adult autism and Asperger’s clinic in Birmingham is under the expert guidance of Dr Hamid Rahmanian, a renowned consultant psychiatrist with experience in treating adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. After qualifying as a consultant in 2014, Dr Rahmanian has been actively involved in this specialism since 2018. Over the years, he has successfully treated adults and children for ASD, both as part of the NHS and privately. His contributions to the medical field extend to his work on the development of a specialist pathway for those dealing with personality disorders. He is also passionate about passing on his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of doctors and psychiatrists in his NHS Trust.
Dr Rahmanian always takes a compassionate and holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. He has a strong interest and expertise in helping people manage their emotional and psychological challenges and improve their relating skills. Following the NICE guideline and evidence-based practice, he will discuss the patient’s challenges from biological, psychological and social perspectives. This allows Dr Rahmanian to provide a person-centred treatment plan that takes into account the patient’s best interests and decisions.
Our paediatric ASD and ADHD services are led by Professor Ahmad Aurakzai, a consultant paediatrician in neurodisability and neurodevelopment. He has over 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating children with personality disorders. His training and experience at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospital of Wales mean that he is ideally placed to help you and your little one develop a specialised treatment plan that takes into account all of their needs.
Accompanying them is Dr Hossein Rostamipour. Dr Hossein is a respected psychiatrist working in esteemed mental health institutions in South London. He specialises in assessing and treating individuals with neurodiversity, particularly complex ADHD and the combination of ADHD with Autism or other mental health disorders. With extensive experience, he aims to raise awareness of ADHD and help those affected. Dr Hossein conducts over a hundred assessments and treatments for ADHD patients annually, developing personalised management plans. He emphasises that ADHD often goes undiagnosed, leading to potential discrimination and misunderstood symptoms. Traditional therapy and medication may not be effective without identifying ADHD as the underlying cause.
Looking for a private autism testing service near you? Here are some of the reasons to come to our clinic in Birmingham for ASD advice:
(Adult Follow Up ADHD £250)
(ADOS (60 min) and ADIR (2 hours) need to be booked on separate days)
Our assessments are suitable for ages 10+
Please inform us if:
With our accessible pay-as-you-go autism testing service, you will be able to book an appointment with a leading ASD specialist and get your private autism diagnosis in Birmingham without a referral. Long waiting times will also not be a problem as we offer same-day and next-day appointments too (appointments on short notice are subject to availability).
Adult appointments are all online and paediatric appointments will be split into face-to-face and online. The ADOS assessment will need to be conducted face-to-face in our Birmingham clinic and then the ADIR and follow-up appointment will be done online.
All private ASD assessments are carried out in our newly refurbished ASD clinic in Birmingham. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located within the well-known Edgbaston Village under the roof of a stunning listed Georgian building within the Calthorpe Estate.
With an experienced team of caring medical professionals by your side, you will be provided with all the specialist support you need when you or your child undergo autism testing, diagnostics and treatment.
The address of our autism and Autism and Asperger’s clinic is Highfield Clinic, 23a Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DP.
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