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Here are some links to  information about special educational needs and disabilities for parents: and carers:

SEND parenting courses in Surrey Courses for parents about Autism and ADHD.

                                     The Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service

Surrey Educational Psychologist helpline

1-4pm every Wednesday

call 01483 517179

Occupational Therapy Service Information and details of their helpline

You can contact the OT Helpline on Tuesday and Thursdays 2pm - 4pm on 01932 558 570 if you would like to discuss a concern about your child's daily living skills.  An open referral is not required to access this service.

The website contains resource packs, advice and information for parents 

Advice sheets  about how to help  your child develop communication, everyday living skills, feeding,  eating and drinking, motor skills

Here are some videos about understanding your child's sensory Processing needs:

1. Introduction    2. Sensory Beings   3. Sensory Thresholds   4. Senses   5. Sensory Strategies



Surrey Positive Parenting Service Out of Hours ADHD Parenting Helpline 365 days a year 5pm-11pm  

0300 222 5755

The Out of Hours ADHD parenting helpline is to provide advice and guidance to parents/carers who have a child with a diagnosis of ADHD or those children/young people who present with similar behaviours and who do not have a diagnosis of ADHD. For example: inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, low self-esteem.

The helpline workers provide a listening ear and support parents who are dealing with challenging situations with the home, when other professionals are not available during hours outside a working 9-5 day.

The Positive Parenting Factor: Supporting parents who have children diagnosed with  ADHD 01293 610689

ADHD Support Group (Telephone/e-mail support)
Contact: Jenny Missen          Telephone:      0208 384 0936       E-Mail:


Adders (Information on ADD and ADHD)
Promotes awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and provides information and as much free practical help as they can to both adults and children, and their families.

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. We are an international non-profit – 501(c) – organization founded twenty-five years ago to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. Since its inception, ADDA has become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about adult ADHD.

ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD.

ADDISS (ADD Information and Support Service)
Provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.
Website:      Telephone: 0208 906 9068


ADHD has a high profile in the media and there is an enormous amount of information about it on the Internet.  While much of this is helpful, users should be aware that its accuracy and authenticity cannot be guaranteed, and some information may be out of date.
Useful web sites include:  includes downloadable information about ADHD and a short list of support groups.

The web sites of medical organisations may also offer information for parents/carers that can be downloaded; one example is the Royal College of Psychiatrists at .
National Institute for Clinical Excellence has a public domain; this includes a summary of its guidance on the treatment of ADHD with methylphenidate and very comprehensive document on diagnosis and treatment of ADHD – Web based parent information on ADHD.  Includes link to ADDITUDE magazine.   web information for girls with ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support. CHADD is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community. 


Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis (NAS)

Booklet on ‘Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times’ with various resources (e.g. social stories and charts; The UNC FPC Child Development Institute)

BRAAIN Be Ready ADHD ASD Information Network (Surrey based)
‘Podcast - coronavirus and helping children with autism’ (Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin– ACAMH)-


National Autistic Society Helpline (COVID-19 hours: Mon to Fri, 10am - 3pm): 0808 800 4104

The National Autistic Society’s Surrey Branch is a group which provides support to parents in Surrey of children with Autism, including workshops, parent support groups, advice and information. Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis.

Appeer  Surrey support group  for girls with ASD and their families


Information for parents:


Speech Link Parent information, games, blogs and top tips 

The Communication Trust Resources for Parents


I CAN resources for parents

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