Please note due to the current Coronavirus crisis across the UK Autonomy Plus will be adapting the way we work. Our group training sessions are not being run present but Sara is still offering pre-diagnostic assessments and is following Government and NHS advice on hygiene and social distancing, and also by the use of phone, email, text and Skype.
Sara can still support you with PIP, new style ESA, UC applications but all Face-to-Face benefit assessments have been cancelled till June, She can also provide expert evidence via email and help you with Mandatory Reconsideration reports as DWP say that there will be more paper based and phone assessments. Autonomy Plus is aware that access to benefits still remains an issue for many autistic people due to a lack of understanding, and a lack of specialist evidence, of their needs.
A social enterprise, AutonomyPlus+ offers a range of charged-for services at reasonable rates which help fund Autonomy activities.
Working with people with Asperger syndrome is rewarding but can also be challenging; AutonomyPlus+ Specialist Practitioner, Sara Heath, M Ed, Cert Ed, Adv Cert can offer 1-1 or small group advice, support, problem solving, forensics or solution focused sessions. (* Fees available on request.)
...of autism, Asperger syndrome and/or ADHD or Atypical Autism, and PDA also known as EDA.
As featured in Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (ASD), by Philip Wylie, JKP, 2014, Sara is aware that it can often be frustrating, difficult or expensive for an adult to gain a medical diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome, Pathological Demand Avoidance and/or ADHD due to a lack of insight or understanding of the conditions from many health care professionals. Sara Heath, Autonomy’s well trusted Specialist Practitioner, can facilitate this process through her extensive experience of working with over 300 clients with Asperger syndrome and supporting over 90 people through the diagnostic process. Sara will assess you and will provide you with an in-depth, comprehensive, non medical, pre-diagnostic assessment of autism, Asperger syndrome, PDA, and/or ADHD with a written report for your doctor or health professional if required, or a comprehensive personalised report of your condition if you prefer not to proceed with a medical diagnosis. Due to her extensive experience, Sara is also able to recognise the often hidden traits of the very late diagnosed especially women with Asperger's syndrome or PDA who find it more difficult to gain a diagnosis. (*Fees available on request.) Sara can also assess children with the conditions.