Autism pathway documents

The autism pathway describes the route an adult with possible autism and their family/carers can expect to follow from when concerns are first noticed. The pathway document details what happens for assessment, diagnosis, support and longer term needs and support.

Previous pathways


Based on feedback from parents and carers the pathways were published as a series of webpages. The content was shortened and simplified and we can now make changes to the pathway quicker.


The autism pathways for children and adults in Kent were first published as PDFs having been determined by parents, carers and professionals.

Support for those with autism

For more information and support for those with autism, you can visit our adults with autism page or our SEND information hub (local offer) for children's support.

Our pathways

  • From June 2022, the autism pathway document for adults will not be available due to a review of the contents
  • From July 2019, the autism pathway document for children will not be available due to a review of the contents
  • Strategy for Adults with Autism