If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns
Visit Luton’s Local Offer for further information of who to contact
SEND Parent Videos (Managing behaviour, Sleep difficulties, Communicating and playing, managing difficulties with senses and everyday life)
A playlist of useful videos can be found clicking here
Support Groups for families who have a child with ASD
FLAG poster 2022-23
SWAN poster 2022-23
Diagnosis Resource Pack launches 1 September 2021
Families have described the experience of their child receiving a neurodiversity diagnosis (e.g. Autism or ADHD) as ‘like a bereavement’ and following the lengthy diagnosis process are left with little information, or understanding of ‘what next? They told us that a ‘one-stop shop’ for information, resources and signposting following a diagnosis would be really useful, and they would like this information to be accessible and from a trusted source.
The Diagnosis Support Pack (DSP) has been coproduced by families for families following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity, and contains information, resources and signposting in a variety of media (video’s, infographics, animations), split into 14 sections – from sleep to medication, and lots more.
The pack has been co-produced with the help of parents, young people, local Parent Carer Forums, CAMHS, Education Psychology and other key partners.
The DSP covers the following topics:
All pages have been made easy to follow, with links that that guide you through the pack. As well as making the pack informative and useful, it was really important to us that the pack uplifts people and celebrates neurodiversity. We know many families find receiving a diagnosis a challenging time, but empowering messages and having positive role models are so important to help parents/carers and young people on their journey.
Click here for the Diagnosis Support Pack