Four new community neurodiversity drop-in hubs have opened across Derbyshire to support children, young people, their families and their carers.
Local charities and voluntary organisations are providing advice, support and guidance to children and young people – and to their families and carers – as part of a plan to improve services.
Neurodivergence includes conditions such as autism spectrum, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, foetal alcohol syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and social anxiety.
The aim of the service in the new “neuro hubs” is to help provide early support – without the need for an assessment or diagnosis. This will help to prevent any impact from the condition from getting worse and will support children, young people aged up to 25, their families and carers to manage their condition successfully.