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NDC: Advice for families

Useful information while waiting for an assessment

Waiting for an assessment and support can be hard especially when you can see your child is struggling or if their behaviour is challenging, both of which are draining and demanding on the family.


ASD and ADHD friendly strategies can be helpful for all children.

More help

For further help and guidance on supporting your child can be found at:

It is also important that you take time to look after yourself, this will help to support your child, particularly when times are difficult. Looking after a child who is struggling to cope can be very draining so self-care will help.

Having an open dialog and regular meetings with school where you can share ideas, challenges and successes with each other is also recommended.