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Supporting services 

·       National Autistic Society PDA - a guide for parents and carers

·       PDA society Helpful approaches with PDA – children

·       APTCOO: A Place to Call Our Own is a registered charity based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, providing a wide range of information, advice and access to a flexible menu of specialist support services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) Contact number 01623 629902

·       Autism East Midlands: Autism East Midlands is the largest specialist autism charity in the East Midlands and has been providing support to people affected by autism for over 50 years.



  • CASY Counselling 01636 704620 CASY Provides a confidential counselling service to young people aged from 6 to 25 years within Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire


  • Young Minds is a really useful website which has a lot of information for parents who are worried about the wellbeing of a child. There is a free confidential parents helpline 0808 802 5544  for parents and a useful ‘parents survival guide’.


  • Parentline Text on 07520 619919The texting service is an easy way for parent and carers of children aged 0 – 19 years to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, such as: feeding and nutrition, child development, parenting advice and support, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour difficulties, family health.