Digital neurodevelopmental resources

A selection of digital ASD and ADHD resources for children, young people and their parents/carers

Sections

  • Mythbuster
  • The diagnosis jigsaw
  • Stories
  • Tips and resources
  • 'I am me, we are all unique'

Mythbuster

Exploring some myths associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

The diagnosis jigsaw

Assessment for autism

An assessment pathway story explaining the ASD assessment process.

A parent's perspective

A pre-assessment story informing and supporting families and carers of children awaiting an autism assessment. This was developed by a group of parents and young people based on their experiences of the referral process and describes strategies that can be tried whilst families are waiting for a referral for an assessment. The picture for the cover of the DVD was done by a young person with ASD and I have some hard copies available if required.

Post diagnosis and feedback

A brief film about a feedback session discussing outcome of assessment and highlighting importance of a profile of the child/young person.

Stories

Living with ADHD

This is a story of a grandmother and her granddaughter, who has a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It highlights their experiences and opinions of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Good for the both of us

This is a story of a mother and her son during their journey through CAMHS. It captures their experiences and opinions which have been translated into a web-based educational resource.

Zoe's ADHD story

A story of a parent about her child with ADHD and all the challenges and joys of parenting the child.

Tips and resources

About Me (autism passport)

The About Me (autism passport), was created in response to feedback from young people with autism and it will help improve communication, support and information for children and young people with autism. The passport contains key information about a person with autism including a profile of their needs and strengths, a progress tracker of the assessment progress and information about support services available. It’s easily accessible for updating information and enables young people and their families to share key information with services at times of emergency and helps to reduce anxiety and ensure the most suitable support is identified.

About Me app

The About Me app, was created in response to feedback from young people with autism and it will help improve communication, support and information for children and young people with autism. The mobile app contains key information about a person with autism including a profile of their needs and strengths, a progress tracker of the assessment progress and information about support services available.It’s easily accessible for updating information and enables young people and their families to share key information with services at times of emergency and helps to reduce anxiety and ensure the most suitable support is identified.

Autism sound walk

The Autism Sound Walk supports young people with autism during transition to high school by enabling them to familiarise themselves with the types of new sounds they should expect to hear, prior to arrival in the new environment.

Doing it together

We have been successfully running the virtual groups for parents/carers in Newport for more than two years. There have been sessions by a group of multi-disciplinary professionals on anxiety, meltdowns, sensory issues, communication and dietary concerns. The parents have developed a “survival guide with tips” to help them and other families.

Sleep tips from a parent

Some helpful tips and ideas to deal with sleep difficulties. This is a parent’s perspective.

Sleep tips from a professional

Some helpful tips and ideas from professionals to deal with sleep difficulties.

Toileting

Some useful tips shared by parents and professionals to deal with toileting problems in children and young people.

 

'i am me, we are all unique'

Animation has been used to provide a safe and enjoyable way for young people with autism to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences.