Autism & ADHD Assessments in Bristol

The Practice Rooms - Cotham Hill

39 Cotham Hill,

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Face to face appointments at our Bristol clinic

Opening July 2024 (please contact our Iron Acton clinic in the meantime).

Originally starting out in Shrewsbury, The Autism Service has been delivering autism and ADHD assessments for both children and adults since 2019.

With over 4,000 people living with autism in Bristol alone, the need for more face-to-face appointments was obvious. Having to wait months (or even years currently) for a diagnosis is stressful for both those having the assessments and their families.

Since opening our original South West clinic in Iron Acton in January 2023, we’ve been able to increase regional capacity and carry out hundreds of assessments. With our full range of assessments available, we are able to carry out assessments for both autism & ADHD as well as combinations of the two. Crucially, all assessments are available for both children and adults.

Our clinicians deliver fast, accurate diagnostic assessments to identify whether an individual has ASD or ADHD.

Why people choose us

  • Your appointments will always be face to face
  • Our assessment pathways follow national guidance from NICE
  • You will only be seen by clinicians who are professionally regulated in their practice
  • Your assessment will include at least one in-person appointment
  • We use the best available tools to assist diagnosis
  • You will be assessed by a multi-disciplinary team
  • The outcome of the assessment will be recognised by external organisations

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What to expect from your assessment

Below, you’ll find links to video resources we’ve put together to help you understand what to expect from the assessment process. If you have any questions at all on our process, please reach out and one of the team will be able to put your mind at ease.

Adult ASD Pathway

Child ASD Pathway

Adult ADHD Pathway

Child ADHD Pathway

“The NHS accepted the diagnosis with no issues. They said it was a gold standard assessment and one that they couldn’t have done better.”

“Excellent and professional service from beginning to end. As a result, school have acted swiftly in response to our son’s diagnosis and recommendations in the report.”

“All the professionals we encountered were lovely, professional and very experienced/helpful. Would recommend this service, from start to finish the process took less than eight weeks and they offered convenient appointment times.”

How to find us

Our Cotham Hill clinic is conveniently located only a 10 minute drive from Bristol City Centre. There is easy access to Clifton Down mainline train station and other public transport facilities.

There is ample parking adjacent to the clinic, as well as Abbotsford Road, only a short walk away. We benefit from having many wheelchair accessible-facilities, including wheelchair-accessible rooms and toilets.

Our clinic also welcomes all visitors and identifies as LGBTQ+ safe space, with gender neutral facilities.

Getting here

39 Cotham Hill,

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Bristol clinic FAQs

Our Cotham Hill clinic is conveniently located only a 10 minute drive from Bristol City Centre with pay and display on-street parking outside on Cotham Hill and Abbotsford Rd.

There is pay and display on-street parking outside on Cotham Hill (Cotham Hill, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JY) and Abbotsford Rd (Abbotsford Rd, Redland, Bristol BS6 6HB) including dedicated disabled spaces.

Unfortunately our Bristol clinic is not wheelchair accessible, however we can arrange for a seperate space to be used for consultations if needed. Please give our team a call to discuss.

There is currently no waiting list at any of our clinics. Please call us directly on +44 0300 303 0667 or submit a booking form above for full details. Please note, waiting times can vary throughout the year.

At our Bristol clinic, we offer autism, ADHD and combined ASD/ADHD assessments for both adults and children. Whichever service you choose, you will receive a full face-to-face, NICE-compliant diagnostic assessment.

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