• Work will commence in April, with publication expected in July. We will be accepting stakeholder contributions until 14 May 2024.
  • More information on how to contribute to POST research is available in our guidance for contributors.

Neurodiversity includes conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyscalculia, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. The number of children and young people being diagnosed with some neurodivergences has been increasing.  Some stakeholders have expressed concerns that children and young people can experience long referral times for autism and ADHD assessments. There have also been some recent ADHD medicine shortages. In education, Education, Health and Care Plans provide support for some neurodivergent children and young people. However, some people may experience challenges accessing this support.

This POSTnote will outline support available for neurodivergent children and young people in healthcare and education. It could draw together evidence around the benefits of support. It could consider barriers to accessing support, and the implications of these.

Work will commence in April, with publication expected in July. We will be accepting stakeholder contributions until 14 May 2024.


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