The Autism Outreach Team is a tertiary service, with the primary function of avoiding unnecessary admissions into mental health hospital settings, for autistic adults age 16+. 

The team specialises in providing therapeutic intervention for autistic people, and professional consultation and training to those working with autistic people. The autism outreach team comprises of nursing, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy roles, with access to specialist psychology and psychiatry consultation and advice.

The autism outreach service clinical model is twofold:

  • Provide advice and consultation in relation to autism, formulation and reasonable adjustments in relation to mental health assessments, support and interventions, tailored to how autism impacts on the individual.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions direct to the person in addition to Home Treatment Team interventions and in partnership with professionals involved in patient care.