Changes to the neurodevelopmental disorders referral pathway for children and young people in East and West Suffolk

From 8am on Friday March 1st 2024, the referral pathway for children and young people with suspected ASD or ADHD who are registered with a GP in East and West Suffolk is changing (not including Waveney)

Making a referral and the process

To access the Neurodevelopmental Pathway, families will need to collaborate with a professional who can act as the lead referrer for the Neurodevelopmental Referral process. We have designed the referral form to streamline the process and make it easier for children and families to access the pathway. The referral form process is divided into two parts: Part One - is for the parents or caregivers to complete, which captures details and insights into your child's needs at home, and Part Two - for professionals and others to complete, capturing their understanding of your child's needs.

Who should your lead professional be?

The lead professional involved in your child's care is typically someone from their education setting, such as a teacher or special needs coordinator (SENCO). However, it could also be a health visitor, school nurse, social worker, or mental health practitioner. If the lead professional is not from your child's education provider/school we recommend that the form be completed jointly with them to include information about your child's educational background.

For more information and referral forms please click here

Information taken from:

For more support:

Suffolk Family Carers ADHD Awareness

Resources Archive – ADHD Foundation : ADHD Foundation

Autism and ADHD

Parent Carer Workshops | Suffolk Family Carers

Workshops for Family Carers | Suffolk Family Carers

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Living with – NHS (

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