The Cambridge Lifespan Autism Spectrum Service (CLASS) clinic offers a specialist diagnostic assessment for adults who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder without intellectual disability or language delay.

How this service can help you

The Cambridge Lifespan Autism Spectrum Service (CLASS) clinic offers a specialist diagnostic assessment for adults who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder without intellectual disability or language delay. You can download our leaflet from the bottom of this page.

Autism Spectrum Disorder without intellectual disability or language delay

  • This is a medical condition that involves a different pattern of brain development and brain activity.
  • It is caused by genetic factors.
  • It affects males more often than females (but many females may have been missed or misdiagnosed).
  • It occurs in as many as one in 100 people.
  • It leads to difficulties in social and communicative development and unusual, strong, narrow, repetitive interests.
  • Individuals with ASD may have an average or above-average IQ and excellent attention to detail.
  • In ASD, there may be a history of language delay.
  • It is not uncommon for ASD to be accompanied by other developmental disorders, e.g., ADHD or Dyspraxia and mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression are quite common.

Benefits of diagnosis

Diagnosis helps people access different services, as appropriate:

  • Relevant information
  • Social support groups
  • Advice to employers, partners and carers
  • Supported employment
  • Sheltered housing
  • Social skills training
  • Management of mental health symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Advocacy and mentoring
  • Access to reasonable adjustments when disclosing diagnosis

Where is it?

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


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Contact the service

Debbie Mason, Team Manager

Further information


The page was last updated on 19 November 2018 by andrea.bateman.

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

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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