Further Information

Further information and support for ADHD:

AADD-UK.  For and by adults with ADHD.

ADDitude.  US site for children and adults with ADHD.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).  US site for children and adults with ADHD.

NICE guidanceAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS).  Provides information & resources for parents, people with ADHD, teachers, & medical professionals.

Further information and support for ASC:

Autism Bedfordshire (AB)Advice and Support about ASC for individuals, families and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire.

Autism Education Trust (AET).  Organisation coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on the autism spectrum.

Interactive Autism Network (IAN).  Facilitating worldwide research into autism from the public through online questionnaires.

NICE guidance: Autism diagnosis in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum.

NICE guidance: Autism in adults: diagnosis and management

NICE guidance: Autism in under 19s: support and management.

The Avenue Support.  Family Support based in Biggleswade.

The National Autistic Society (The NAS).  The leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger’s Syndrome) and their families.

Further information and support on associated conditions:

British Dyslexia Association.  Information on Dyslexia and Dyscalculia for parents, adults and professionals.

Dyslexia Action.  Information on Dyslexia and can offer assessments.

Dyslexia Success.  Bedford based organisation offering screening tests for Dyslexia.

Dyspraxia Foundation.  Resource about dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder – DCD) for parents, adults and professionals.

Pathological Demand Avoidance Society.  Information about Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, considered to be part of the Autistic Spectrum.  For parents, adults and professionals.

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.  US website about sensory processing in children and adults.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Centre.  US website about sensory processing in children and adults.

Tourette’s Action.  Information on Tourette’s Syndrome for parents/carers, adults and professionals.

Further Information about Education:

Bedford Borough SEND Advice

Central Bedfordshire SEND Parent and Young Person Partnership Service 

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

Network 81.  Charity promoting awareness and Parental Special Education Advice.

Other Bedfordshire based services and organisations providing support:

Bedford Borough Early Help Guide.  Supporting families and children who are in need of additional support.

Carers in Bedfordshire. Offering a range of services for carers  throughout Bedfordshire.

Central Bedfordshire Children With Disabilities Team

CHUMS.   Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service for children and Young People based in Bedfordshire accepting self-referrals.