Testimonials

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40-Year-Old Mother from Glasgow

“I’m so glad I choose Connect to Autism for my diagnostic assessment. I was very nervous but Anne Marie is lovely and everything was explained well. She’s very knowledgeable too and I kind of felt like she knew me already without even saying much yet. The diagnosis (and even the process itself) helped me understand ... Read more
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50-Year-Old Father from Glasgow

“Some years ago I took the AQ test online which suggested I should consider being diagnosed having recognised some behaviours in myself through people I had heard and read about in the media. Having found the NHS could feel like a gate keeper sometimes, I did not want to face going through my GP. I ... Read more
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33-Year-Old Stand Up Comic from Glasgow

“So pleased I decided to take the test with Connect To Autism. Process was made easy, relaxed and well explained. Anne Marie really cares about her clients. 100% recommend!” Click HERE to find out how you can start your diagnostic journey
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33-Year-Old Project Manager | Autism Assessment UK

“I had suspected for some time that I may have had ASD, and after doing a lot of my own research, I was quite nervous to go forward with an assessment. After looking through a number of options for assessments, Connect to Autism seemed to be the right fit – and I was right. I ... Read more
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Female Scientific Writer | Autism Assessment Harrogate

“I had done a lot of my own research into autism and was very apprehensive about getting a diagnosis, because it sounded like something that would be long, drawn out and really quite stressful, and I was worried that, as a woman, my experiences and concerns wouldn’t be properly listened to. However, Anne-Marie made the ... Read more
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51-year-old Retired Military Police Female | Autism Assessment Ayrshire

“Am always rather nervous speaking with new people, especially using zoom and being face to face with them. Am far out of my comfort zone but on meeting Anne Marie, she helped settle me and I was soon chatting away as if I’d known her for years. I was impressed with her style of questioning ... Read more
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17-Year-Old Male Student (AFAB) | Autism Assessment Birmingham

“Was really nervous about the assessment because knowing whether or not I have ASD would have so many implications for school and work and how I learn to navigate the world. Anne Marie was very reassuring and straightforward and immediately put me at ease. She also explained things really well, and I had several huge ... Read more
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39-Year-Old Health Worker | Autism Assessment North West England

“Anne Marie is a professional with an in-depth understanding of autism and the assessment process. She noticed fine details which validates my autistic experience and promotes self-understanding. Anne Marie listens to feedback and is open to questioning, which I respect. She is a reflective practitioner. I move forward with more hope and clarity. Thank you.” ... Read more
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40-Year-Old Woman, Engineer, Wife and Mother | Autism Assessment Yorkshire

“I found Anne Marie after my 9-year-old son was identified as having ADS by teachers at his school. When researching the condition in a bid to support my son through his diagnosis, I inadvertently found myself. I could not face tackling the process of getting a diagnosis through the NHS after years of failed support, ... Read more
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39-Year-Old Professional Studio Potter, Wife and Mother | Autism Assessment Essex

“I am really pleased I chose to have the full assessment with Anne Marie because I now have clarity I needed to understand my neurodiversity and the confidence to self-advocate as an autistic woman and mother. A few years ago I started a deep dive into autism to identify if my then 4 year old ... Read more
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64-Year-Old Grandmother | Autism Assessment Derbyshire

“If anyone is in the situation of wanting to find out if they are autistic I would highly recommend that they contact Anne Marie at Connect to Autism. My reason for choosing to go to Anne Marie was based on her specialising in autism in females, alongside her career in teaching others how to assess ... Read more
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21-Year-Old Female, University Student | Autism Assessment Bradford

“I have struggled for as long as I can remember with social situations, I often felt like there was something wrong with me. I didn’t receive any help for this, instead I was labelled as ‘shy’ by my teachers at school. From then, I became quite good at masking. This is why I chose Anne ... Read more
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22-Year-Old Female | Autism Assessment Wales

“After a life time of confusion regarding social situations and other unusual behaviours, I decided to do some research on what the answer could be. During my adventure for an answer, I stumbled across Connect To Autism. I chose Anne Marie as she showed an understanding towards how autism presents in women. I was initially ... Read more
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55-Year-Old Female Psychotherapist | Autism Assessment Staffordshire

“Anne Marie was professional and understanding of my situation, allowing me to talk around assessment in our first session. She makes the process as easy as possible to take part in authentically with her gentle and supportive manner. My diagnosis has allowed me to start looking at my processes and choices in a new light, ... Read more
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45-Year-Old Female Fitness Instructor | Autism Assessment Derbyshire

“I have struggled with social interactions for as long as l can remember, I have sought counselling and psychotherapy over the years to try to help me as I have often felt like I don’t really fit somehow. Counsellors and psychotherapists couldn’t identify a problem and felt I just needed to find some people with ... Read more
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28-Year-Old Male with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Autism Assessment Edinburgh

“Anne Marie’s expertise and experience comes through clearly in every aspect of the process, I really felt as though we were in safe hands throughout. The opportunity to split the assessment into two parts was very helpful – not only did it take the pressure off me in terms of the financial commitment, it also ... Read more
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28-Year-Old Female, Early Years Practitioner | Autism Assessment Edinburgh

“I found Anne Marie due to her specialisation in autism in females. I found the process swift and easy to do and felt very supported during the process. I also found some tips very useful to put into my daily life and has given me further strategies.” Click HERE to find out how you can ... Read more
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40-Year-Old Female, Wife, Mother and Manager | Autism Assessment Prestonpans

“I had been considering getting an assessment for some time but was slightly hesitant about diving straight in and so I found the way Anne Marie offered a first smaller assessment as a stepping stone really helpful. From the initial contact through to the end of the main assessment, Anne Marie was very approachable and ... Read more
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26-Year-Old Male Dog Groomer | Autism Assessment Halifax

Autism Assessment Halifax “I had struggled with mental health and anxiety for multiple years, me and my parents suspected for a while it was possible I could have ASD. After a bad experience with my last diagnosis I contacted Anne Marie. It was a relief to see that she had years of experience diagnosing adults ... Read more
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29-Year-Old Non-Binary Person | Autism Assessment Northampton

Autism Assessment Northampton “I would like to thank Anne Marie for being so non-judgemental and taking the time to make sure I really understood things.  I looked around a lot for a service and just had a good feeling about her service. Anne Marie makes the assessment process really easy to understand. She has a ... Read more
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54-Year-Old Female | Autism Assessment Edinburgh

Autism Assessment Edinburgh “The whole assessment was really good and Anne Marie was professional and prompt, it was lovely working with her and she has put my mind at rest knowing now that I see things differently, after years of trying to find out about my diagnosis, thank you so much for everything.” Click HERE ... Read more
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47-Year-Old Lecturer | Autism Assessment Devon

Autism Assessment Devon “After suffering from poor mental health for most of my life, I began to research the possibility of an autism assessment. With help and support still leaving me wondering why I feel a certain way in certain situations, I discussed the possibility of undergoing an autism assessment with my GP. What I ... Read more
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46-Year-Old Father of 2 | Autism Assessment Essex

Autism Assessment Essex “After constantly struggling and not understanding why, I was seeking an adult ASD diagnosis by someone both competent and credible. I was anxious at not being taken seriously so was very wary regarding who to engage. I chose Anne Marie due to the positive reviews and her focus on adult ASD diagnosis. ... Read more
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47-Year-Old Female PhD | Autism Assessment London

Autism Assessment London “I approached Connect To Autism after a period of time during which I had been questioning why certain situations, events and activities felt so challenging and exhausting to me. I felt that I might possibly be autistic and wanted to explore this further, but I was not confident that my GP would ... Read more

More Testimonials

"After doing several free online assessments (AQ/AQ10), I realised that I wanted to pursue a formal diagnosis. I chose Anne Marie because a colleague had recently received her formal diagnosis a few months earlier and only had great things to say. Knowing that Anne Marie has many years' experience diagnosing females, I felt like this was an important factor in my decision-making process. Also being 30 years old and understanding "masking", I was keen to speak to someone who takes this into consideration, and that many people do learn the social skills to get by in life.

I now have a much greater understanding of myself and can only thank Anne Marie for being so welcoming and understanding throughout the whole process. Anne Marie is incredibly experienced in this field and that becomes so clear throughout the whole diagnostic process. I would strongly encourage anyone to use the services provided if you feel a diagnosis will help you in some way. You will not be disappointed."

- RB


"As a mature female with a son with undiagnosed autistic traits, and having had similar familial patterns throughout my life, l decided to contact Anne Marie, via the Connect To Autism website, in order to investigate my own potential autism-spectrum diagnosis......And, l am so pleased that l did....... The entire process was fast and seamless.....and l was able to complete my entire diagnosis via intense and informative telephone and zoom calls (particularly relevant during these travel restrictive times) This was then completed by a full diagnostic report, returned by post, within 2 days. AnneMarie made the process not only interesting and very informative, but also, very enjoyable. She is a genuinely empathetic lady and a credit to her profession. "

- JMB


"I chose to pursue my diagnosis of Asperger’s with Anne Marie after reading about her experience of diagnosing adults and about her understanding of the ways in which undiagnosed adult females can camouflage their difficulties.

Camouflaging, for me, had become harder in recent times with the increased pressures that come with looking after a young family, and so after doing my own research I felt sure I’d discovered the answer I’d been looking for my entire life.

However, I didn’t know how to present this to a GP, especially at a time when many people are facing a variety of difficulties due to lockdown. The thought of going down this route was quite overwhelming, so when I found Anne Marie’s website and saw the process broken down into the different stages I immediately felt less anxious.

Throughout the course of each stage of the diagnosis I felt at ease and I am so pleased I am now able to have a greater understanding of myself, as this is already having a positive impact on my sense of well-being which, in turn, benefits my family.

It may have taken 37 years to get to this point but I don’t feel like getting the diagnosis is the end. For me, it’s just the beginning."

- LMcl


"The two-stage assessment for autism spectrum disorder with Anne Marie Gallagher was a very positive experience. I was seeking this assessment following my daughter’s ASD diagnosis a year before. Anne Marie was friendly and understanding throughout and took the time to talk in detail about the reasons for her conclusions. I am glad I chose to do the assessment with her and I am confident in the conclusions reached. Thank you! "

- JFU


"I found Anne Marie to be a lovely compassionate person. I was a little apprehensive at the beginning of the assessment and she very quickly put me at ease.

The way in which she explained things to me made perfect sense. I was slightly in denial as to whether or not I had any form of Autism, but by the end of the assessment and the way in which Anne Marie explained the behaviours I understood and was happy that the diagnosis was correct.

She did not make me feel inadequate or silly at any point and went to the trouble to make sure that I was happy and understood all of the relevant points.

I found her very quick in responding and generous with her time. "

- CW


"Anne Marie is the only person running this company. She is very professional and compassionate. I picked her due to her 25 years experience and unlike other bigger companies I wanted the service from her and not just anyone in a bigger company.I was advised to undertake an assessment as a very successful manager of people. I now know why I am so good at work. I am autistic and so function really well in engineering. I now also know how to be a better manager and how to be better in all relationships and it has totally changed the way I think about myself and massively reduced frustration. She explains everything you actually need to know when going through the assessment, if you are autistic you then know all the important stuff. With a diagnosis you can then get further support from HR at your work or various charities. It’s the best investment I have ever made I think. I wish I did it earlier than 38!"

- JH


"My assessment with Anne-Marie was much less daunting than I thought it would be. She made me feel at ease (even though we did it over zoom) and I felt like I had been listened to! I would highly recommend her if you are thinking of getting an assessment"

- ZG


"I contacted Anne Marie after a couple of years of wondering if I might have Asperger’s Syndrome. A few people had said to me that they thought I might have, but others disagreed so I decided that it would be good to speak to an expert about it. Having researched adult autism clinicians I picked Anne Marie as she has such a lot of experience diagnosing female adults. I also appreciated the clarity of the diagnostic process, and fees, on her website.

She’s extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly and relaxed. There was no pressure at any point to take the next step, but when I did decide to it got underway promptly. As other reviewers have mentioned she doesn’t make you wait to hear her assessment, and this is great. It’s been a remarkable process, so easy but so revealing and enlightening. Thanks Anne Marie!"

- VW


"Anne Marie was excellent at making the process of getting a formal diagnosis clear, and in guiding me through it at each step of the way. The process was extremely quick and smooth, and I now have a much better sense of self-understanding as well as the more practical benefit of a formal diagnosis. I would highly recommend pursuing a diagnosis with the support of Anne Marie"

- AB