THE JUNCTION, NEWCASTLE NSW
Autism Understanding is a psychology practice in Newcastle, New South Wales that supports Autistic children, adolescents, adults and their families through neurodiversity affirming assessments, counselling and tailored autism strategies.
Our approach to working with you
We understand that each of our clients are unique and there is no one-size-fits-all strategy that works for everyone. We will start by listening to you as you are the expert on your own life and experiences.
We are happy to work with you and your family to tailor autism strategies to suit your passions and interests, communication preferences, thinking stye, preferred ways of interacting and sensory experiences. We are happy to liaise with other professionals in your team at your request.
In clinic and online consultations are available.
Our assessment process
We offer a range of psychological assessments, including autism, attention, cognitive, developmental, executive functioning, adaptive and reading assessments.
Psychological assessments are more than a bunch of test scores or ratings on questionnaires. They offer an opportunity for us to better understand how you might think and respond in various situations. Our reports provide a profile of each individual's strengths, as well as areas where accommodations and supports are required (i.e. for school, employers, NDIS, Centrelink).
Please refer to our NDIS Policy Manual if you would like more information about accessing our services through NDIS.
We are located at The Junction in Newcastle
Our experienced psychologists offer consultations face-to-face in the clinic, or via phone or video call.
We are a registered NDIS Provider for Therapeutic Supports. If you would like us to bill your NDIS plan directly or via your plan manager, please provide your plan details prior to your first appointment.
Alternatively, you may be eligible for rebates through Medicare or your private health insurance. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow your payment to be processed prior to your session. We may be able to assist you with making your Medicare rebate claim.