For many adolescents and adults with higher functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome getting a diagnosis can be very difficult.
A diagnosis is usually sought when the social impairments become a significant barrier to a
person’s quality of life, especially in terms of employment and relationships.
Clinical experience suggests that the majority of people look upon their diagnosis as a positive event in their life.
ESPA has developed a diagnostic and assessment service specifically designed to enable adults and
young adolescents to begin to understand and learn to live with their condition.