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ESTHER FIDOCK

Adult Autism Assessments 
Resources and Workshops for professionals

 

Providing warmth, safety, and understanding for those exploring their neurotype.

Esther is a psychologist who has been supporting neurodivergent populations for the past ten years.

Esther assesses adults 18+ for Autism via Telehealth, through a neurodiversity affirming and trauma informed lens. She is passionate about creating a space that is welcoming of all identities, and views the assessment process as a collaborative exploration of an individual's life narrative.

She believes that warm, trusting relationships are integral to good health and wellbeing, and feels privileged to be able to develop connections with clients and describe their life journeys. 

Her work is influenced by the neurodiversity affirming movement, Circle of Security principles, and ACT. She welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoys supporting a diverse range of clients, using flexible, adaptive, and evidence based research to inform her assessments.

Outside of assessments, Esther is employed as a casual academic at La Trobe University, working in the autism research space. She also facilitates training for professionals relating to autism and ADHD, including how to facilitate an affirming assessment experience for adults.

Through her work with children and families, she has observed a common pattern of adults realising their children are neurodivergent, then realising they too present with autistic and/or ADHD characteristics. She's particularly interested in supporting these individuals to understand their neurology so they can work with their brain rather than against it.

When she's not working, you can find Esther in her garden, going for a walk, or curled up with a good book and a coffee.

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Assessment Process

1. Autism Assessment with comprehensive report

An autism assessment consists of 1 x 3 hour session via Telehealth. You will be asked to complete some questionnaires prior to the session.  During the session, you will be asked a series of questions - clients have described it as just feeling like a conversation - relating to your history and presentation.

 

A report will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after your assessment.

The fee for this service is $1800.

Click here to find the next available appointment time for an assessment.

2. Brief Autism Assessment with letter and no report

As above (option 1), but rather than receiving a follow up report, you will receive a brief letter along with recommendations.

This option is for those who do not require a report and would like a more cost effective way to gain clarity on their neurotype.

The fee for this service is $1300.

Click here to find the next available appointment time for an assessment.

Please note - I no longer offer ADHD assessments.

 

In your Autism assessment, I can provide my opinion as to whether further follow up regarding ADHD is indicated. If follow up is necessary, I will direct you to seek a GP referral for a psychiatrist to complete this assessment.

You can use this website to find a psychiatrist: 

https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/find-a-psychiatrist

How to book an appointment

Please click through here to Esther's calendar, where you will be prompted to create a log in. You will then gain access to calendar booking, which will require a deposit to confirm your session.

Link to calendar: https://clientportal.powerdiary.com/clientportal/estherfidock

***Note*** If there are no appointments available, it is likely because all the allocations for the current quarter have been exhausted (sorry!)

If you would like to be notified when I next open my books, please add your name and email address below, and I will keep you in the loop. 

2% of all assessment payments is donated to Seed Mob. Seed Mob is an Indigenous youth led climate network, working to build a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.

To make your own donation or find out more information about their mission, please click through here.

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  • How do I book in for an assessment?
    Please click through to the calendar here: https://clientportal.powerdiary.com/clientportal/estherfidock You will be prompted to create a log in. You will then gain access to calendar booking, which will require a deposit to confirm your session.
  • What are the fees for assessments?
    Autism assessment with comprehensive report: $1800 Brief Autism assessment with outcome letter: $1300
  • What is your payment policy?
    When booking a session, the system will require a deposit to secure your timeslot. This is through a secure online software (Stripe). I ask that you make the full payment at least 48 hours before your assessment session, otherwise, we will reschedule. If you change your mind about the assessment and no longer wish to go ahead, please just let me know at least one week before your session, and I will refund your deposit.
  • When is your next available appointment?
    Please check the calendar to find the next available appointment time. Here is a link through to the calendar: https://clientportal.powerdiary.com/clientportal/estherfidock
  • Can I use my report to apply for NDIS?
    If you intend to apply for NDIS funding, I suggest you see a 'clinical psychologist' for your assessment. I am a 'registered psychologist', and although assessments with me are a formal diagnostic process, the NDIS requires reports to be signed by a clinical psychologist to be considered valid in the application process.
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We acknowledge that Esther Fidock practices on unceded Kaurna Land. The Dreaming is still living. We pay respect to First Nations people and culture, a deeply embedded and important connection with land, waterways, and spirit that has existed and will continue to exist forever.

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