Information about Autism, ADHD , and related conditions:

National Autistic Society

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Society

ADDitude Magazine

Sensory Processing Disorder

Irlen Syndrome

ARFID Awareness UK

(Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)

Local Support:


ADD-Vance ADHD and Autism Trust Herts based charity supporting families and professionals involved in the care of children with Autism, ADHD or related conditions.

Carers In Herts

Carers in Hertfordshire provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers – people looking after someone who is elderly, disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who misuses drugs or alcohol.

Families in Focus

Families in Focus CIC support families of children with additional needs with parenting courses and parent network groups.

Potential Kids

Social and Educational Activities for neurodiverse children and young people in Herts


Herts Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service.


Supporting Families in Hertfordshire Autism . ADHD . Related Conditions.

Local Offers and Parent Carer Forums:

Herts Parent Carers Involvement (Hertfordshire Parent Carer Forum)

Special Needs Action Panel (Central Bedfordshire Parent Carer Forum)

Useful Education Links:

IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice)


Information and Advice for Children and Young People with SEND

National Helpline 0300 302 3731

Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Advice and Guidance on Equality Law and Education

Useful Health Links:

ADD-more (East and North Herts NHS Trust ADHD service)


PALMS (Positive behaviour, Autism, Learning disability and Mental health Service) works across the county providing a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to children and young people aged 0-19 who have a global learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Other Links:

Tracks Autism

Independent Specialist Early Years Centre for children with an autistic spectrum condition in Stevenage.


North Herts Emotional Support in Schools CIC– Supporting Positive Mental Health in School

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

Information and Resources for Parents