Recommended resources

Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders and creating a toolkit

Session 1: Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Session 2: Stress Management

Session 3: Vulnerabilities and Safety

Session 4: Creating a Toolkit

Sleep Difficulties in Children and Young People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Support sessions

Pre-assessment session (School Age)


Pre-assessment Parent Education Session (When you open the PowerPoint, please click on the sound icon on each slide to hear the presentation): Pre-assessment Parent Education Session - Preschool Age.pptx [pptx] 12MB

Pre-Assessment Education Parents Session slides.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Talking and Listening to your Child

Help with talking and listening - parents workshop.pdf [pdf] 82KB

Occupational Therapy Support

Supporting Sensory Difficulties

Supporting Sensory Difficulties - parents workshop.pdf [pdf] 82KB

Sensory & Anxiety - OT presentation

Practical Life Skills


Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation - Introduction


Developing Emotional Regulation 

Emotional Regulation - the challenges

Emotional Regulation - Strategies

Emotional Regulation support.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Sleep Difficulties

Sleep difficulties presentation (When you open the PowerPoint, please click on the sound icon on each slide to hear the presentation): Neurodevelopmental Team Sleep Difficulties Presentation.ppt 3MB

Understanding ADHD

ADHD - Introduction to our Sessions

ADHD - Understanding and Supporting your child

ADHD - Supporting at Home

ADHD - Supporting with Education and School

Coventry and Warwickshire Pre-school Autism Post Diagnosis Support

These Jigsaw sessions are around Autism...putting the pieces together.


1. Understanding Autism:

2. The diagnosis and communication: 

3. The diagnosis and emotional regulation:

4. Understanding your child's sensory needs:

How to understand Developmental Dyspraxia/Coordination Disorder:

Developmental Dyspraxia parent education session (When you open the PowerPoint, please click on the sound icon on each slide to hear the presentation):Developmental Dyspraxia parent education session (3).ppt [ppt] 39MB

Dyspraxia Definition.pdf [pdf] 122KB

Dyspraxia handouts for printing.pdf [pdf] 4MB

Managing Mealtimes - A workshop for parents and carers with a child with ASD

Pre-assessment useful resources

Act for Autism - Passionate about supporting and empowering people involved with autism.

Autism West Midlands - A charity providing a range of support services for children and their families.

Bullying UK - Support and advice on bullying. 

Carers Trust Heart of England - Information, advice and support. There is a Carers' Centre located in Coventry Central Library. 

Children's Community Autism Service (CASS) - For children and young people who are on the neurodevelopmental waiting list for an autism diagnosis, or who have previously received a diagnosis but require support, and their families.

ChildLine - For children who need someone to listen to their worries. 

Coventry and Warwickshire MIND - A mental health charity that also offers support for parents and carers.

Coventry Children and Families First Teams - Support to children and young people aged 0-19 and their families to improve family life and stop issues from becoming more serious. 

Family Information Service - Provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire.

Health for Kids - A fun health website for primary school children and parents. 

Health for Teens - A health website for young people aged 11-16 

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - A range of therapies for people who are feeling, stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed. 

National Autistic Society - Information, support and services for people with autism. 

Reach - Service provided by Mind and Relate supporting children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are finding life difficult. 

Samaritans - 24-hour confidential emotional support. 

Special Educational Needs: Information, Advice and Support Service - Coventry City Council service for children and young people up to 25 years of age.

Tiny Tim's Purple Planet - Soft play sessions in Coventry. 

Triple P: Positive Parenting Programme - Tips and strategies to help manage your child's behaviour.

Ten Top Tips for supporting your child - Tips and strategies to help manage your child's behaviour.

Warwickshire County Council Children and Families Service -  They work together to improve children and their families quality of life and ensure they receive early support when they need it.

After Diagnosis

Neurodevelopmental interventions: We offer number of parent education sessions after the ASD diagnosis.

Our new Post Diagnostic interventions will be available for parents/carers & children/young people from February 2020. 

Intervention Understanding ASD and ADHD KS1.pdf [pdf] 238KB

Intervention Understanding ASD and ADHD KS2 plus.pdf [pdf] 239KB

Post-diagnosis useful resources

ASD info Wales - Here you will find information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Autism and Asperger Syndrome), service details, training opportunities and updates on the implementation of the ASD Strategic action Plan for Wales.

Autism Portal - A hub of information provided by Warwickshire County Council.

Cerebra  - A charity for children with neurological conditions.  The Sleep Service can help with a wide range of sleep issues. 

Communication and Interaction Support Service (CIASS) - Specialist service run by Coventry City Council to support mainstream school and early years settings to meet the needs of pupils diagnosed with autism. 

Contact a Family - Information and support for families of children with disabilities.

Coventry Action for Autism Group - Support group run by parents of children with ASD. 

Coventry Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy - For children and young aged 0-19 who have specific difficulties in participating in or completing daily activities. 

HOPE courses - Interactive, group based, self-management support courses for parents and carers of children with ASD or ADHD.

JiM - Autism support for the Polish community

One Voice Parents Group - Coventry group participating in the planning and development of services for disabled children. 

Scope: Face to Face -Befriending service offering emotional support for parents of disabled children, or those with additional needs. 

Short Breaks - Coventry City Council service providing activities for children and young people aged 0-18. 

The Hub, Autism Education Trust - Advice for young people on a variety of topics, including relationships, travel and managing finances.

Therapy Comics - Therapy Comics is trying to develop high-quality, materials for evidence-based interventions commonly used by therapists

Tourettes Action - Support and resources for parents and young people with Tourettes. 

Young Minds - Emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people.