ASD & ADHD Waiting List Support

Support for parents and carers of school-aged young people waiting for an assessment for autism or ADHD

Open Minds (CAMHS) provides support to parents & carers of school-aged children and young people who are waiting for a neurodevelopmental  assessment (autism and ADHD) in Calderdale.

Parents & carers can access telephone support to discuss their concerns, develop strategies, and access resources and services (scroll down for details of how to access this support).

Professionals and school staff who are working with a child or young person on the waiting list can also request a consultation to discuss the support they provide (see below).

Open Minds (CAMHS) are able to support children and young people who are on the waiting list for a neurodevelopmental assessment and who also require support with a mental health difficulty while they are waiting. This can be accessed by calling 01422 300 001 or by submitting a new referral.

Click here for some helpful information and resources for parents and carers of children/young people who are waiting for an assessment for autism.

Helpful information
Illustration of 1:1 child therapy session

The service is able to offer the following:

  • information about resources and other helpful services
  • help to understand the neurodevelopmental assessment process
  • individual support to parents and carers
  • strategies and problem solving techniques
  • support to professionals/schools who are working with the young person

The service is not:

  • part of the autism assessment process
  • able to provide information about waiting times

We will add the information you provide on the form to the child’s records. Please note that this form should not be used to make us aware of any risk or urgent issues as it may not be read straight away.

Individual support

The support consultation can be accessed by phoning 01422 300 001 or completing the form below. 

Please note we will add the information you provide to the child’s records.

Are you:

The parent/carer?A professional?

Positive feedback from parents who have accessed waiting list support

This is a very useful service for families on the waiting list

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We felt reassured and listened to

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We were given practical strategies as well as websites

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Gave reassurance that we were actually helping our daughter, plus new ideas to help her further

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Gave reassurance that we were actually helping our daughter, plus new ideas to help her further

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You have no idea what a difference you have made to us

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