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Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (formerly QCIDD) is a state-wide service which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities through clinical practice, education, and research. Our services are designed to assist health practitioners and service providers.

Referrals can be made by general practitioners and specialists according to the referral guidelines.

We provide the following clinical services to patients 16 years or older:

  • comprehensive health assessments
  • a mental health assessment service
  • telephone/email consultation services.

Comprehensive health assessments:

  • are designed to provide your general practitioners with specialist advice
  • are provided by experienced general practitioners with a special interest in the healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disability
  • involve a thorough assessment of physical, social and mental health, usually over three one hour appointments
  • provide a comprehensive report to your usual GP, and any other professionals or services required.

Mental health assessment service:

  • focuses on mental health and behavioural issues, including a thorough review of previous diagnoses and treatments
  • usually involves two or three 45 minute interviews with psychiatrists or senior psychiatry registrars who specialise in intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • provides a brief report including diagnosis, management and treatment suggestions to your GP, and to other relevant specialists.

Telephone/email consultation service:

  • is provided through Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service's Clinical Coordinator (Clinical Nurse)
  • provides information and confidential advice to family members, your GP, and disability and health professionals

The clinical coordinator can be contacted on (07) 3163 2524 or by email:

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service can provide:

  • health assessment and review
  • advice regarding your healthcare
  • limited follow up as an outpatient
  • support for primary health services such as your regular GP and other health practitioners
  • referral and advice to assist you to link with other services and health professionals
  • advocacy in the healthcare system or advice about how to get the best from the health system
  • liaison with key support services.

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service cannot provide:

  • 24 hour cover or general practice care
  • emergency response or crisis intervention
  • in-patient assessment (our doctors do not have admitting rights to the hospital)
  • intensive follow-up
  • IQ assessments
  • full functional or behavioural assessments by psychologist
  • ongoing psychiatric care.

How do I make an appointment to the Mater Intellectual and Autism Service?

To access this service, visit your GP for a referral. Mater Hospital will send a referral confirmation. To assist with gathering your history and to allow you to get the most out of your appointments, please download the pre-appointment questionnaire form, which can be completed by significant medical personnel, family members or caregivers prior to your appointment with Mater Intellectual and Autism Service.

Location of Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service

Level 4, Salmon Building (formerly Mater Children’s Hospital)
South Brisbane QLD 4101

For any enquiries, please contact Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service's Clinical Coordinator by phone: (07) 3163 2524 or email: