Neurodevelopmental conditions

What we do

The Neuro-developmental Diagnostic Clinic (NDC) is one of the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The NDC offers diagnostic assessment of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as other neuro-developmental conditions.

Following a diagnosis, parent Autism and ADHD groups are offered. We do not offer ongoing support for children and families who meet the criteria for other CAMHS services, however in some cases, discrete pieces of intervention or therapeutic work can be offered to families whose needs cannot be met within the other CAMHS services.

A consent form will be sent prior to the assessment. By attending the appointment, you are agreeing to the assessment of a neurodevelopmental condition. This is irrespective of the reason for the initial referral.

Non-urgent advice: Support events

Living Well with Neurodiversity – new support service for families

Following feedback from parents, carers and young people, the Oxon CAMHS NDC and Neuropsychiatry Services and Autism Oxford have developed a new support service for families. Autism Oxford will be delivering a range of support to parents and young people across the county.

Brief advice drop in – for everyone

“Parent’s evening” style sessions where parents can book a maximum of 3 slots with various professionals. Once a month face to face (rotating around the county) and once a month virtual.

Living with Neurodiversity at home – support group for parents who’s young person is on the NDC waiting list for an assessment.

Online supportive space for parents happening twice a month.

Just for us – post-assessment peer group for young people

Monthly face to face group. Each group will be aimed towards a particular age range and theme.

Post diagnostic support programme

Virtual 10 week programme for parents covering common themes linked to neurodiversity (autism and ADHD).

To access this support, you must be known to the Oxon CAMHS NDC or Neuropsychiatry service (on their waiting list or seeing them for treatment). They will provide you with an access code for this website to book on to the events:

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Page last reviewed: 14 April, 2022