About Us

The Neurodevelopmental Service within Rise was created to support neurodivergent children and young people and their families. We provide diagnostic assessment for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We have added useful information and resources on our webpageswhich may be helpful in supporting children and young people as well as signposting information to local and national support.

Our children’s Neurodevelopmental service consists of Preschool Age service and School Age service across Coventry & Warwickshire.

Below image shows our service structure.

Children's Neurodevelopment Service: Pre-school Team (Coventry and Warwickshire), School Age Team (Coventry and Warwickshire)

Preschool Age Service

Our Preschool age service consists of the Coventry Preschool Autism Service and the Warwickshire Preschool Autism Service.

You can find more information about our Preschool Age services on our webpages.
Making a Referral | CAMHS (cwrise.com) Assessments with Us | CAMHS (cwrise.com)

Coventry Preschool Autism Service is in the process of creating a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) document which will be uploaded here soon.

Warwickshire Preschool Autism Service (WPAS) has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) document which may help to answer your questions. If you have any other queries then please contact the team on 0300 303 1255.

Warwickshire Pre-School Autism Service Frequently Asked Questions 2024.pdf [pdf] 3MB

School Age Service

The School Age Service work closely with the Rise colleagues, including Core Specialist Mental Health. They provide assessments for a diagnosis of autism and/or attention deficit disorder or developmental coordination disorder as an additional diagnosis. The team includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists, they also have strong links with paediatricians and psychiatrists.

Most children and young people may not see all of the professionals, but the team may seek advice from their colleagues to help give the best advice. The team members have a high level of training, expertise, and experience in autism and ADHD, and they try to help children, young people, and their parents understand and learn how to support their child.

School Age service has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) document which may help to answer your questions. Please see the document below.

 Frequently Asked Questions August 2023.pdf [pdf] 204KB


Based on feedback from our local community regarding preferred language, we aim to use identity first language such as ‘autistic child/young person/individual/person’. We also aim to use Autism as the preferred term, however due to being a diagnostic service we may at times use the term ‘Autistic Spectrum Disorder’ (ASD) if referring to the medical process of diagnosis. We acknowledge that preferred terms and language may be different for different people and also based on individual preference.

We also use the term ‘neurodiversity’ which describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. We also use the term ‘neurotypical’, which refers to brain functions, ways of processing information and behaviours which are seen to be most common and also the term ‘neurodivergent’    which refers to behaving, thinking and learning differently to those considered neurotypical, which would include individual and/or groups of people who are autistic, ADHD, or otherwise neurodivergent.

To find out more, please refer to our ‘Information for Neurodivergent people and their families’ at: Dimensions - News (covwarkpt.nhs.uk)

As a service, we aim to be accessible to all experiences, backgrounds and differences. If you feel there are alternative arrangements, we could make to support you to access our material, please contact the team by phone. For contact details please click here.