Here are some links to information about special educational needs and disabilities for parents: and carers:
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
Here are some videos about understanding your child's sensory Processing needs:
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: www.addiss.co.uk Telephone: 0208 906 9068
ADHD Support Group (Telephone/e-mail support)
Contact: Jenny Missen Telephone: 0208 384 0936 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Positive Parenting Factor: Supporting parents who have children diagnosed with ADHD
Surreypositiveparenting@barnardos.org.uk 01293 610689
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is helpful, users should be aware that its accuracy and authenticity cannot be guaranteed, and some information may be out of date.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:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/ 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 www.rcpsych.ac.uk .
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 www.nice.org.uk
www.additudemag.com – Web based parent information on ADHD. Includes link to ADDITUDE magazine.
www.add-vance.org 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. www.chadd.org
AUSTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
Information and resources for parents of young people with or exploring an ASD diagnosis (NAS) www.nassurreybranch.org
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) www.braain.co.uk
‘Podcast - coronavirus and helping children with autism’ (Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin– ACAMH)- https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/
National Autistic Society Helpline (COVID-19 hours: Mon to Fri, 10am - 3pm): 0808 800 4104
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
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
SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Information for parents:
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE