Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service (SAANS)

The service is based at Lyndhurst Road but is registered with the Care Quality Commission at Trust Headquarters, Fulwood House.  

SAANS provides assessment, diagnosis and multi-disciplinary interventions for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (including disorders formerly known as Aspergers Syndrome) and associated neurodevelopmental disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  SAANS also provides a national assessment and diagnostic service as well as follow-up appointments and counseling subject to agreed funding by the service user’s local Clinical Commissioning Group.

The SAANS Team includes psychology, psychiatry, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counselling.

The service eligibility and selection criteria is available here: Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service.

The service leaflet for SAANS is available here: SAANS Service Leaflet.

The service leaflet for SAANS Counselling Service is available here: SAANS Counselling Leaflet.

The service leaflet for SAANS Occupational Therapy is available here: Occupational Therapy in SAANS.

Operating hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

How is the service accessed?

Referrals are accepted from both primary care and secondary care teams.  Click here for the referral form.  Self referrals are not accepted.

SAANS is able to take referrals for people over the age of 16 both from Sheffield and from other areas.  Services for individuals who live outside of Sheffield are provided subject to funding from the relevant local Clinical Commissioning Group.

What to expect from your appointment

What should I expect at my appointment - Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessment

What should I expect at my appointment - Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) assessment

Post Diagnosis Pack

How to support someone with autism

How to support people with Autism poster


SAANS is also able to offer training on Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions to other services and organisations.  The training leaflet is available here: SAANS Training Leaflet.

Contact details

Please note that access to the building is via Lyndhurst Road.  Directions for getting the bus from the City Centre to and from Lyndhurst Road.

Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service, Michael Carlisle Centre 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield S11 9BF

Tel: (0114) 2716964

Fax: (0114) 2262236

Team Manager: Sharon Brooks