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Offering a specialist diagnostic assessment for adults who may have Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism.

How this service can help you

The Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic offers a specialist diagnostic assessment for adults who may have Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism. You can download our leaflet from the bottom of this page.

Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA)

  • These are medical conditions that involve a different pattern of brain development and brain activity.
  • They are caused by genetic factors.
  • They lead to difficulties in social and communication development and unusual, strong, narrow, repetitive interests.
  • They have average or above average IQ and excellent attention to detail.
  • In HFA there is a history of language delay, in AS there is not.
  • Both AS and HFA are sub-groups on the autistic spectrum.

Diagnosis helps people find access to:

  • Relevant information
  • Social support groups
  • Advice to employers, partners and carers
  • Social skills training
  • Disability benefits



 
 

Where is it?

CLASS Clinic
Chitra Sethia Autism Centre
The Gatehouse
Fulbourn Hospital
Fulbourn
Cambridge
CB21 5EF


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Contact the service

Service Manager 

Mark Hall
mark.hall@cpft.nhs.uk  

Clinical Lead 

 Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen

 

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The page was last updated on 19 January 2016 by mmaynard.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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