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We support parents and carers of children in the geographical areas of Forest Heath, Bury St Edmunds Town and Bury St Edmunds Rural who are waiting for, or undergoing, a neurodevelopmental assessment, or where there has been a recent diagnosis of autism or ADHD or other neurodiverse condition. We offer 1:1 parent support, courses, peer support groups, and a range of workshops covering issues raised by parents/carers.

What does the service provide?

We offer support to parents/carers by listening and giving advice and guidance. This includes for example, behaviour and routines, schools and education, anxiety and sleep:

  • Signposting to resources and other services, including Family Action’s FamilyLine.
  • Monthly newsletters with information on our upcoming events and articles of interest.
  • Peer support groups such as coffee mornings, virtual evening groups and a Dads and Male Carers support group, all run by our experienced team.

Our courses:

  • Plan Bee: a 3-week course to support parents/carers to understand their child or young person.  The course is particularly written for parents/carers who suspect their child is autistic or ADHD. The course is delivered face to face across the county and online.
  • Teen Life: a 6-week course which supports parents and carers of children aged 10-16 with a diagnosis of autism.

How can I get involved?

Volunteers are very much encouraged to join the team, especially if you have experience of living with a child or young person with neurodevelopmental differences. You will have the opportunity to participate in our coffee & chat, peer support groups, and workshops, in order to share lived experiences, offer general support and advice and support families who often feel isolated and overwhelmed through caring for a child or young person with additional needs.

If you’re keen to make a difference, take a look at our current volunteer opportunities or get in touch with us directly.

Get In Touch

Our service is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

To contact the West Suffolk ND Support Service team:

Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01284 636655

For related services:

Norfolk & Waveney ASD/ADHD Support Service

Neurodevelopmental Support Services for West Suffolk & Norfolk & Waveney

Helpful resources for you and your family:

Additional Resources