Find out more about a range of medical and neurodevelopmental conditions
including where to get support if needed.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment difference that effects how that person experiences and interprets the world. Some people with Autism may have different ways of learning, moving, behaving or communicating.
Get more information about Autism with these great resources:
BANES Live Well website has more information about ASD and the support available in the local area.
EdPsychEd have a great breakdown of the ‘Spoon Theory’ and discuss how using this may help you understand what a young person with autism may be feeling when they get overwhelmed.
Children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can experience difficulty concentrating and experience restlessness. It is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that affect children – find out more with Live Well
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E) (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is a long term condition that can cause extreme tiredness. Find out more about the symptoms and support available at Action for M.E.
Down’s Syndrome is when you are born with an extra chromosome – people with Down’s Syndrome are likely to have some level of Learning disability. The Down’s Syndrome Association offer loads of information, support and guidance: