The below support and advice packs have been developed by the University Hospital Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
Before each of the packs were finalised, Parent Carers Together we invited to consult our members and all parent and carer feedback was collated anonymously and offered to the Trust to develop the packs further to help meet the needs and understanding of local families whose children and young people had undergone an assessment.
Children and Young People on the Autistic Spectrum Pack
This support and advice pack was finalised in January 2023, to be reviewed in 2026.
The pack will be given to the families of those children and young people given an Autism diagnosis. Friends and anyone working alongside an autistic child will also find this guide useful.
It has sections around:
-Telling your Child they are Autistic
-Websites and Support
In May 2023, the University Hospital Dorset NHS Foundation Trust developed an advice and support pack to give to parents of children and young people diagnosed with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD.
In the pack you can find information on:
-Characteristics of ADHD
-Management of ADHD
Children and Young People who have Differences and Difficulties without a Specific Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis Pack
This is the latest support and advice pack finalised July 2023, to be reviewed July 2026.
This support and advice pack is given to families of those children and young people are assessed but not given a diagnosis.
This pack includes helpful information around:
-Support at School