Description

We are the team that assesses Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and young people.

We assess children and young people referred in before their 18th birthday. For Autism, we accept referrals for children over the age of 7. For ADHD, we would expect the child to be in a school environment to be accepted. Once you are on our waiting list, you will receive a check-in call from our team every six months and if you have any other queries in the meantime you can contact CAMHSneuroenquiries@bdct.nhs.uk.

Due to the National shortages of ADHD medication we have currently paused all new ADHD medication initiation. We will continue to initiate a small number of children who are on the Dynamic Support Register. This will be reviewed in due course. We will update the wait times regularly and this will be reflected here. The current wait time is 24 months.

We look at a wide range of information from multiple settings to see if someone meets the criteria for an Autism/ADHD diagnosis.

If your child is in crisis or you need urgent mental health support, please call First Response on 0800 952 1181.

This website was co-produced with parents and young people and we hope you find it useful. We will continue to update the site so please leave us any feedback you may have.

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