Condition Specific Support
This type of support is provided by organisations that are aimed at informing and supporting people with specific neurodivergent conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia (DCD) and FASD.
- Support level – medium
- Access – Open
- Speed – Immediate
- Identity – anonymous / peer
- Required insight & autonomy (ability to act independently) – Low-medium
ADDiSS – ADHD Information Services
020 8952 2800
We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance.
The Scottish ADHD Coalition
The Scottish ADHD Coalition brings together the voluntary organisations and resources providing support to adults and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Scotland, and their parents, carers and families.
Autism Understanding Scotland
Informative and positive website about reframing the narrative around autism.
Autism Diagnostic Assessment Pathway Team – (ADAPT)
ADAPT is multi-disciplinary NHS team who are responsible for diagnosing children with ASD/Autism in Moray.
provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.
- Autism Advice Line – 01259 222 022
- Affinity: The Affinity Service, aims to support autistic people and their families during Covid-19 and beyond. The service provides free, personalised support online to address specific challenges, worries or concerns. (https://www.scottishautism.org/affinity)
- Right Click is for parents or carers of individuals on the autism spectrum who are in particular need of information and support. Our experience tells us that this is often when a child is newly or recently diagnosed or when they are coming up to a major personal or environmental transition and so we have developed our programs accordingly. (www.scottishautism.org/services-support/support-families/online-support-rightclick)
National Autistic Society
The Moray Branch is for anyone connected to autism in Moray and the surrounding area. We provide information and support by telephone and email, the branch also run online autistic adult social groups.
One Stop Shop Aberdeen
For information, however no local support.
Scottish Women’s Autism Network – SWAN
SWAN is a network of women each with a unique perspective, shaped by individual experiences and circumstances; we represent a range of views on all sorts of issues from diagnosis to gender, from ASC as a difference rather than a disorder, to life in general. They provide peer support, networking, sharing experiences and knowledge, having open discussions and having the opportunity to meet like-minded women.
The Girl with the Curly Hair- The Curly Hair Project
The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. CHP resources are used by individuals, families and professionals worldwide. This is a helpful resource as lots of people are quite unaware of how autism presents in women.
Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation
The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome.
From supported living to schools, from a short break service to one stop shops, from work placements to training, clubs and activities, Autism Initiatives has resources and expertise that support autistic people to achieve their personal goals. Specifically employment support through Job Centre Plus.
Grampian Autistic Society
Grampian Autistic Society provides information on resources and support, provide monthly family support and play groups.
Autism Rights Group Highland
Currently offers free post diagnostic support courses for autistic adults and parents of recently diagnosed autistic children, covering the whole of Scotland.
Pathological Demand Avoidance Society
The pathelogical Demand Avoidance Society provides information, reasearch and a list of (online) support groups.
Some useful pages:
Adult Autism Assessment Services
The Adult Autism Assessment Team accept self referrals, on receipt of a referral, people are offered a short triage appointment (20 minutes) with a member of the team and given further information about the assessment process which now includes in-person appointments in Moray.
The self-referral form can be downloaded from the Hi-Net Health Improvement.
The Dyscalculia Centre also operates a free advice service which is used by parents, teachers and professionals.
0344 800 84 84
Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential
The DCD Project
Informative clip about understanding dyspraxia/DCD.
Information on dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder in children.
Information, advice and support.
Child Mind Institute
Article about auditory processing
APD Support for UK Parents - Facebook group
Parental support for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
FASD Hub Scotland
The FASD Hub provides a range of resources available in the form of factsheets.
National Organisation for FASD
The National Organisation for FASD (formerly NOFAS-UK) is dedicated to supporting people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), their families and communities.
FASD Advisory and Support Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Information leaflet for parents and carers: Making sense of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Me & My FASD
For children and young people with FASD
FASD Network UK
FASD Network provides support, research, information and training.
They have also produces this useful booklet for young adults with FASD: “So you have been diagnosed with FASD, What now?” http://fasdnetwork.org/uploads/9/5/1/1/9511748/you_have_been_diagnosed_with_fasd.pdf
Suggestions and Additions
Neurodiversity is a concept that can be used for a very big spectrum of non-neurotypical brain wirings. These pathways have been created by neurodivergent people with challenges that might not cover the entirety of the neurodivergent spectrum, however the creators of these pathways by no means want to exclude anyone who feels they should be represented within these pathways.
If you have benefited of any useful resources around a specific neurodivergent condition that you would like to be shared within the pathways, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.