Supporting Your Neurodivergent Child

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Supporting your neurodivergent child

Essex Family Forum, SEND the Right Message (STRM) Support Services and MyOTAS (My Own Time And Space) Charity are proud to have written and produced a pack which is full of useful information for families with a neurodivergent child.

Families from across Essex, Southend and Thurrock told us they are desperate for guidance and often don’t know where to start to find the information they need. We presented this feedback to the Joint Commissioning Board in Essex, who commission services across Education, Health, Social Care and they were fully supportive of the project, recognising how useful this information would be.

This pack includes information about the diagnosis process, how to get support for your child at school, health and wellbeing and much more. We shared our own experiences, hints and tips as well as those of parents, carers and young people from across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. There are also signposts to useful books, blogs and online resources which are all tried and tested resources that the team have used and found helpful.

The pack is available to download or you can request a hard copy below. Professionals wishing to purchase a copy can also do so by following the link.

Disclaimer – Everything within the Supporting Your Neurodivergent Child resource was correct and appropriate at the time of printing and to the best of our knowledge. Any links or information that are no longer correct or appropriate will be addressed during the next review of this resource.

To access the pack, please click on the image.

If you require a hard copy, please click on the button.

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The pack provides information about;

  • Neurodiverse conditions
  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing – including: Speech and Communication, Sensory Processing Disorder and therapy, tips on exercise and diet, toileting
  • Growing up
  • Financial Help – e.g. how to apply for Disability Living Allowance
  • Information for family and friends
  • Useful reading list
  • Lots of personal experiences, quotes and tips from families and young people
  • Age appropriate information
  • Myth Busting

We would like to thank all those who took the time to complete the survey on this publication. We had some very positive feedback and are so pleased to be able to offer it to families. Click on the image opposite to see the responses!

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