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Bedfordshire Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) Pathway

Bedfordshire's Community Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder asessment pathway. Find out more: NDD pathway guidance 

Working with partners from the Local Authority, local charities and community services we have created a pathway of early intervention and support as well as mapping out the pathway of assessment should you or your child be referred into either Community Health Services or CAMHS for an assessment of a suspected neurodevelopmental disorder (such as Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

The assessment will look at all your child’s strengths and weaknesses to provide a full developmental profile. We may also assess their cognition and learning ability and their functional skills. As part of this assessment we aim to gather as much information to help with our assessment; this will include liaising with school and any other professionals involved. You can read more about what to expect as part of the assessment pathway by clicking here

You can view the full NDD pathway by clicking here and the below video explains in more detail exactly what the NDD pathway is and how it works within the local area.

Bedfordshire neurodevelopmental pathway from Copperwheat Films on Vimeo.

Bedfordshire Community Health Services have produced the following video to provide  information on sensory processing and its role in your child’s everyday life. To view the page with the video click here

The below tiles give more information regarding the local services and support that is available to families with specific concerns. Click on a tile below for more information.

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  1. Behaviour Support
  2. Sleep support
  3. Learning and Development Needs
  4. Sensory needs
  5. Parenting Support
  6. Life Skills Support
  7. Healthy Relationships
  8. Toileting & Continence
  9. Mental Health Support
  10. Communication Speech and Language
  11. Family Wellbeing
  12. Condition Specific Support - Autism
  13. Condition Specific Support - ADHD