ADHD & Autism

Norfolk & Waveney Adult ADHD Service

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or suspected ADHD in the Norfolk & Waveney area can receive specially-targeted assessment and diagnosis. The service is available to ensure people aged 18 and over can receive the right medication, wherever appropriate.

Telephone: 03300 581 840

Website: www.heron.nhs.uk

Email: AdultADHD@nsft.nhs.uk

Asperger East Anglia

Asperger East Anglia offers personal, friendly assistance for everyone with Asperger syndrome and their carers by providing a comprehensive and integrated service. 

Telephone: 01603 620 500

Website: www.asperger.org.uk

Email: info@asperger.org.uk

Autism Anglia

Autism Anglia is an independent charity which provides care and support to autistic children, adults and their families in East Anglia.

Telephone: 01206 577 678

Website: www.autism-anglia.org.uk

Email: info@autism-anglia.org.uk

Child Autism UK

Child Autism UK provide services to enable children to overcome difficulties with communication, learning and life skills and give families the techniques and strategies to cope with autism through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). 

Telephone: 01344 882 248

Website: www.childautism.org.uk 

Email: info@childautism.org.uk

National Autistic Society (NAS)

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.

Telephone: 08088 004 104

Website: www.autism.org.uk

Create a Sensory Safe Yard for Children with Special Needs

Time outside 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.

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IDT Coastal Suffolk

Coordinated delivery of community mental health services that includes support for children and their families, adolescents, working age and older adults, and individuals with a learning disability.

They provide clinical interventions to address complex mental health needs, as well as certain specialist difficulties such as ADHD and autism.

Telephone: 01473 279200

Website: www.nsft.nhs.uk

ASD Friendly

ASD Friendly is a close-knit community of parents and carers of people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. 

Website: www.asdfriendly.org

Autism Independent UK (SFTAH)

Autism Independent UK helps to increase awareness of autism to the notice of all, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.

Telephone: 01536 523 274

Website: www.autismuk.com

Email: autism@autismuk.com

Dimensions

They support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, choice and control in their lives. 

Telephone: 03003 039 001

Website: www.dimensions-uk.org

How to Calm a Child with Autism

It’s not always easy to calm a child with autism, but there are techniques that can often be successful.

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School Accommodations for Children with Sensory Issues

Most children with mild sensory problems and no other issues will manage learning and socialising at school with a bit of understanding, extra support, a sensory diet, and a few simple accommodations. However, a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) may need more help to thrive in the classroom and elsewhere at school.

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