Support and INFORMATION for Families of School Aged Children on the ASD Waiting List

HELPFUL INFORMATION

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – click here  to see a helpful list of frequently asked questions about autism.  

OTHER SERVICES – Calderdale has a number of services that can support children, young people and families who may have special educational needs or disabilities. For more information Click here.

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE ASD WAITING LIST

 The Open Minds Partnership (CAMHS) provide time-limited support to parents and carers of school aged children and young people who are on the waiting list for an assessment for autism in Calderdale.

If a child is on the waiting list then parent/carers or professionals  can request support by completing a simple form. Once a form  is submitted we will contact the named family member within a few days to discuss what support might be helpful.

The service is able to offer the following:

  • individual support to parents and carers
  • strategies and problem solving techniques
  • information about resources and other helpful services
  • support to professionals who are working with the young person

The service is not:

  • able to provide crisis support
  • part of the autism assessment process
  • able to provide information about waiting times or assessment dates

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.

If you need immediate support, or if you have a query about waiting times or appointment dates, please phone Specialist CAMHS on 01422 262 380.

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