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Integrated Autism Service

What we do

There are seven Integrated Autism Services across Wales, representing a partnership between Health Boards and Local Authorities. They were developed after a wide-ranging consultation with autistic people, parents/carers, professionals and communities. The consultation highlighted a lack of access to appropriate assessment and support for autistic people who failed to meet the criteria for many services. 

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Integrated Autism Service (IAS) is a multi-professional specialist team that includes the following professionals:

  • Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead
  • Team Lead/Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Specialist ASD Practitioner
  • Social Worker
  • 2 x Community Support Workers
  • Administrator

Cwm Taf Morgannwg IAS offers the following services:

  • Diagnostic assessments for adults
  • Support for adults with a diagnosis of autism. There are two types of support provided:
    • Courses: E.g. a post-diagnostic course and skills for life. Parents, carers and partners/spouses of adults can also attend the post-diagnostic course
    • 1:1 intervention around a specific identified short-term goals
    • Information and advice to families/carers of children and adults with autism.

Information, advice and case-specific consultation to professionals supporting individuals with Autism.

We offer support to adults with autism and their families on a wide variety of areas and below are some examples (this is not exhaustive):

  • Anxiety
  • Social skills
  • Sensory difficulties
  • Accessing leisure and recreational activities
  • Developing daily living skills (such as paying bills, shopping and cooking)
  • Accessing other services such as healthcare or employment support

Who is it for?

Individuals or their families and carers who think an assessment for autism is required, can self-refer to the IAS by completing a referral for diagnostic assessment form.

When completing the referral for diagnostic assessment form, we also ask for a completed AQ (50), EQ (40) and Relative's Questionnaire (RQ). All documents are available on request or the Autism Wales website: 

Individuals who have diagnosis of autism and would like to access support from Cwm Taf Morgannwg IAS, can self-refer by completing a referral form.

Professionals can refer individuals by completing the attached form, or can contact the service for advice/consultation regarding a case.

All referral forms and related documents are available on request or the Autism Wales website.

N.B. Currently Cwm Taf Morgannwg IAS only supports individuals who live in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Individuals who live in Bridgend are supported by Swansea/Western Bay IAS and details of this service can be found here: 

Can anyone use this service?

The service does not provide the following:

  • Direct work with children
  • Direct support to adults in receipt of care and support from Mental Health and Learning Disability Services. However, we will support the professionals working in these areas
  • Direct treatment of mental health issues e.g. anxiety
  • Prescription/monitoring of medication
  • Emergency or crisis intervention
  • Respite care
  • Rapid response
  • Diagnostic assessments for people under 18 years of age
  • Long-term input or care management

(There are other services available for the above needs)

How do we access this service?

Request or download and complete a referral form from  and any relevant additional questionnaires. Then send all relevant documentation back to Cwm Taf Morgannwg IAS using the contact details below:

Keir Hardie Health  Park
Aberdare Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1BZ

Tel: 01443 715044


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