Are you a parent or carer of a child who is displaying traits associated with or have a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental condition including: autism, sensory processing, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder (FASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Do you live in one of the following areas?

  • Stockton
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Darlington
  • Redcar & Cleveland
  • Sunderland

Do you need extra support? Why not book an appointment with a member of the family support team?

Within the 1:1 session the family support team are able to provide:

  • Introduction to services within your area
  • Listening service
  • Making visuals / social stories
  • General support around understanding your child’s behaviours
  • Signposting to other services
  • General information regarding the diagnosis process
  • Understanding communicative behaviours, including strategies such as 5-point scale, iceberg, STAR
  • Support around understanding diagnosis / explaining diagnosis to child
  • Information about Parent Learning Opportunities

Appointments are needs led, and will usually be a telephone appointment initially. We are able to offer a number of face to face appointments within a family hub or other local venue, depending on your area. If a telephone appointment would be a barrier, please do let us know- we are happy to liaise with you via email too.

To enquire please contact a member of the Family Support Team:

Tees Valley: 01642 531248 or email

Sunderland: email


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