Autism and ADHD
Autism Initiatives UK
In a variety of locations throughout the UK and Ireland we offer a wide range of support for autistic people. From supported living to schools, from a short break service to one stop shops, from work placements to training, clubs and activities, Autism Initiatives has a wealth of resources and expertise that support autistic people to achieve their personal goals.
ADDISS – ADHD Information Services
Welcome to ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.
020 8952 2800
ADD-NI was originally established in 1997 as a support network for children, young people and families of those affected by AD/HD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADD-NI provides a unique and specialised service, based in South Belfast. We originally established our services in the greater Belfast area, however we have over the years widen our service provision areas due to the level of need in Northern Ireland.
028 90 81 22 22
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects a person's social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Signs of ASD are present from childhood. See your GP or health visitor if you notice signs of ASD in your child, or you're concerned about their development.
Young Minds – ADHD and Mental Health
Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy or not being able to easily control your behaviour are some of the symptoms of ADHD. Find out more about ADHD and how to get help.
Moving with Special Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents
Moving is at once stressful and exciting. When you are moving with children, you face a number of considerations that others don\'t have to face. When you add a special needs child to the mix, you have a lengthy list of addition things you have to do to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are some tips to help you with the moving process, ensuring that your child\'s needs are met throughout it.
How to Create a Safe, Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs
Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Stepping out the back door into sunlight, fresh air, and freedom can provide a feeling of liberation unlike any other. There are extra considerations when your child has special needs, but time outside still can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits, especially for children with autism or similar conditions that may keep them confined indoors in highly structured, climate-controlled environments for most of the day.
How to Calm a Child with Autism
Children with autism can have a tough time managing their behavior. Even high functioning children can \\\"meltdown\\\" in situations that would be only mildly challenging to a typical peer. Children with more severe symptoms can get very upset on a daily basis. Meltdowns and anxiety can make it very hard to participate in typical activities or, in some extreme cases, to even leave the house.
National Autistic Society
Founded in 1962, they are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
0808 800 4104