Information about Autism, ADHD , and related conditions:

National Autistic Society

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Society

ADHD Foundation


(National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)

ADDitude Magazine

Sensory Processing Disorder

Tourettes Action

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.

Family Lives

Supporting Families in Hertfordshire with parenting courses for children with SEN and support line.


TechSafe Information Hub where TechSafe provide bespoke online safety information and resources for both the Fostering and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Communities.

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:

HPCI Guide for Parents of Children with SEND on Attendance and Exclusions

Department of Education Exclusions Guidance

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

Not Fine In School

Support for School Attendance Difficulties

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.

Herts Child’s Occupational Therapy Service

The Children’s Occupational Therapy service offers a child and family centred approach to support children and young people with their independence in all aspects of daily living, such as self-feeding, dressing and participating in play and school activities. Support with sensory issues and also home equipment and adaptations.

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

Professional Links:

Ladbrook – Specialist Charity Insurance Broker
Lasting Powers and Wills

Independant Travel Agent