SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN HERTFORDSHIRE - AUTISM ADHD RELATED CONDITIONS
REGISTERED CHARITY ENGLAND AND WALES NO: 1172178
S P A C E
Supporting Families in Hertfordshire
Autism . ADHD . Related Conditions
Please click on the links below for information and resources.
Hertfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Carers In Herts
Our services are free, to all carers who live in Hertfordshire or care for someone in Hertfordshire’ Carers in
Herts operate the Carer’s Passport Scheme which is an excellent scheme enabling carers to discounts in
various places alongside other great perks to give carers a little boost.
Children’s integrated play schemes for children ages 3-19 years with additional needs and their siblings
Communication and Autism Team (CATS)
We're a specialist service with experience and further qualifications in autism, speech and language and
We work in 10 teams across the county offering advice and support to childcare providers, schools and
colleges that work with children with learning difficulties.
Contact a Family
Information, advice and support for families of disabled children
British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a
dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.
Charity Organisation helping people with dyspraxia
FAMILIES IN FOCUS CIC
Families in Focus CIC provides parenting courses that support parents in their local community to bring
harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life. Free courses available across Hertfordshire.
In Hertfordshire, 'early help' (Families First) has been defined as:
"Taking action to support a child, young person or their family, early in the life of a problem, ideally as soon as
it emerges. It can be at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or
need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own."
Goldsmith Mancuso Mentoring
Goldsmith Mancuso provides mentoring for young people, we have a track history of working with young
people who experience diagnosed or in the process of being diagnosed behaviour disorder or Autism
The Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society supporting families and people living with autism.
Hertfordshire Grid For Learning - Educational Psychology Team.
We help schools, settings and families to understand and manage a wide range of developmental issues and
special educational needs. We use psychological based approaches to assess and intervene to enhance the
learning, emotional health and well being of children and young people aged 0-19 years.
Herts Parent Carer Involvement HPCI
Is the parent Carer forum for Hertfordshire and part of the National network of parent Carer forums. We are
an independent parent/Carer led organisation with a network of parent/carers from all over Hertfordshire- our
aim is to improve services for families by working alongside those providing services for our children and
young people with SEND
Telephone: 0300 123 4044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Information and Advice services in Hertfordshire:
Do you want to be more active? Would you like to meet more people? Need advice on benefits or debt? Are
you caring for someone? Are you going through a crisis?
IPSEA- Independent Parental Special Education Advise. Offers free and independent legally based information,
advise and support. Advice line 0800 018 4016 various opening hours
An established charity providing support for adults and children with a learning difficulty/disability and their
Our aim is to make sure that every person with a disability and their family can have the support they need
when they need it. Also is part of the Short Break Local Offer SBLO
KIDS HUB EAST & WEST
Information and support services for parents and carers of disabled children and young people across
Lucky Charms equine and community therapy Centre located in Brickendon Herts.
Tel Debbie 07889 165 223 or 0208 342 1929 after 4 pm for more details
Ensuring everyone living with learning and communication difficulties has the tools and resources they need to
communicate. Providing training, resources, information and support
Specialising in parties for children with additional needs. We understand that things are more complicated
when you have a child/children with additional needs and we can work together to make it right for them and
Money Advice Unit
For advice on benefits
National Autistic Society
Natural Flair offer a wide range of coaching and training to both corporate and public clients as well as
coaching to groups and individuals.
PALMS works across the county providing a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to children and young people
aged 0-19 who have a global learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families. PALMS
clinicians comprise a ‘virtual team’ delivering a consistent service in a variety of community settings.
A website with links to various recommended websites, Facebook pages, blogs, documents, graphics, & videos
etc. and gathers together the best available information surrounding PDA, from sources around the world, to
help parents, carers, professionals and others have a better understanding of PDA, and to provide help and
support for people dealing with the condition.
We are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and
local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling
with particular challenges in their lives.
Hertfordshire Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information, Advice & Support Service
SOS ! SEN
We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone help-line for parents and others looking for
information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN).
We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so
daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.
Special Cooks Company
Is a small and friendly community based service which has been set up to give young people and adults with a
learning disability the opportunity to learn or improve their existing cookery skills and learn about healthy
eating in a safe environment. Telephone: 07751 296 805
Step2 is an Early Intervention Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for children and young people in
Hertfordshire aged 0-19. Step2 receives written referrals for direct family/child support from health
professionals across Hertfordshire. With a dedicated team of mental health professionals, the service offers a
range of support including 1:1 direct interventions and group support.
The Butterfly Room
The Butterfly room supports children with a wide range of complex needs and behavioural difficulties, such as
developmental delay, communication needs, panic attacks, anxiety, TICS, challenging behaviour, Autistic
Spectrum Disorder as well as working with typically developing children supporting them with any emotional
We Do Care:
Specialist support and care company based in Hertfordshire who are passionate about providing an excellent
service to young people and adults who are making their own decisions and choices about what they want to
do with their lives and to be involved in opportunities and activities of their choice.
Telephone: 07922 804039
Youth Connexions Hertfordshire - provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice,
guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young
people with learning disabilities). For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.
Young Minds is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young
Information and Resource Centre