Autism Assessments in the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean Growth Hub

Ground Floor, Building Seven
Vantage Point Business Village
Western Ave
Gloucester Rd
Entrance
Mitcheldean
GL17 0DD

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Face-to-face appointments in the Forest of Dean

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

With over 700,000 people across the UK living with autism, we recognised the need to supply face-to-face appointments at more locations. Waiting months for an autism diagnosis can be stressful. As we open our newest clinic in the Forest of Dean in January 2024, it means that private assessments are now more readily available in the area.

Our Forest of Dean clinic allows us to increase regional capacity and carry out hundreds of assessments for clients based in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Currently, we’re only carrying out autism assessments in this clinic, although these are available for both adults and children. If you require an ADHD or combined assessment, please book at one of our other locations. Bristol is our closest clinic that offers both autism & ADHD assessments.

Our clinicians deliver fast, accurate diagnostic assessments to identify whether you or your child 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

Child ASD pathway

Our NICE-compliant child assessments are typically made up of the following steps:

  1. Clinical interview with a parent or carer (ADI-R)
  2. Observational assessment in clinic (ADOS-2)
  3. School observation
  4. Multi-disciplinary team diagnostic meeting
  5. Feedback appointment and the written report
More about our child autism assessments

Adult ASD pathway

Our NICE-compliant adult assessments are generally made up of the following steps:

  1. Clinical interview
  2. Observational assessment in clinic (ADOS-2)
  3. Multi-disciplinary team diagnostic meeting
  4. Feedback appointment and the written report
More about our adult autism assessments

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“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.”

“The assessment was a lot more robust then when I tried to do it through the NHS, and I was seen by multiple clinicians and their report was thorough.”

“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 Forest of Dean clinic is located in the Vantage Point Business Village in Mitcheldean, 13.1 miles south-west of Gloucester and 6.4 miles north-west of Ross-on-Wye and is easily accessible by car for clients coming in from Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

The clinic has plenty of on-site parking, including ample disabled parking spaces. We strongly believe in equality of all individuals and identify as LGBTQ+ friendly. Our clinic is suitable for wheelchair users, as well as a friendly reception team, who are able to assist with queries from visitors.

Getting here

Ground Floor, Building Seven
Vantage Point Business Village
Western Ave
Gloucester Rd
Entrance
Mitcheldean
GL17 0DD

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Forest of Dean Clinic FAQs

Our Forest of Dean Clinic is located in the market town of Mitcheldean, which is easily accessible from Cinderford, Gloucester and Herefordshire. If travelling from Ross-on-Wye, take the A40 and B4224 into Mitcheldean and turn right onto Bradley Court Road. Take the first left onto Western Avenue. Clients who are coming from Gloucester, take the A40 and A4136 and turn right onto E Link, before going onto Central Avenue and Western Avenue, where you will find the clinic.

Yes, there is free onsite parking for all visitors, with plenty of disabled parking spaces available.

Yes, the clinic is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible seating and toilets are available in the clinic for clients to use. Please contact our friendly team before visiting the clinic, who will make all the necessary arrangements needed for making a booking with us.

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 Forest of Dean clinic, we currently only offer autism assessments for both adults and children. If you require ADHD or a combined assessment, please enquire at one of our other clinics. The closest location currently offering both assessment pathways is Bristol.

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