The Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) provides assessment and diagnosis of people of all intellectual ability, who may have autism and live in Leeds. The assessment is provided by a team of mental health and learning disability professionals with specialist knowledge of autism.

The service will accept referrals from Healthcare Professionals and also directly from individuals (self-referral) who would like an autism assessment.  They will receive referrals for all adults over the age of 18 years regardless of their IQ. This includes people who also have a learning disability or other developmental conditions.

The service aims to provide an initial assessment appointment within 12 weeks of referral, and provide a diagnosis within 26 weeks of referral.

Visit the LADS website - https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/autism-diagnostic-service-lads/