Family Support

How can we support you?

We are here to help if:

You have concerns about your child/young person, with any of the following:

·      Sensory issues (e.g. sensitive to bright lights, strong smells, loud noises etc.)

·      Social anxiety including having difficulty making or keeping friends

·      Problems at school with concentration, organisational skills

·      Meltdowns or distressed behaviour

You may be at the beginning of your journey, have already been referred for an initial  assessment, or received a diagnosis.

Please note – You do not need a diagnosis to access our services

We may not have all the answers, but we will try our best to help, or signpost you to someone that can.

There are a variety of ways in which we provide help, many of which are free:-

  • Request more detailed support from us by completing this form. We can email, phone you or arrange a 1:1 appointment with one of our team.
  • Come along to a Relaxation Walk, with time to chat to the MyOTAS Team and other parents afterwards and have free refreshments
  • Join one of our parent training events – dates for 2024 to follow

All of our team are parents of neurodivergent children (Autistic, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, anxiety, OCD, etc.) and have themselves been through a variety of challenges. They are all able to lend a sympathetic and non-judgemental ear and share some valuable information and experience, you are not alone.

 Parent quotes

·      ‘Friendly and welcoming, lots of good information’

·      ‘It was a small group and I felt it was very personal.  I like being able to speak with and listen to parents who had similar experiences.’

·      ‘I attended (the relaxation walk) today and was really glad I did.  I liked how relaxed it was, no pressure to talk but lots of understanding when I did.’