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ADHD and ASD Service (Children and Young People) - NHFT

ADHD and ASD Service (Children and Young People) - NHFT logo


This service offers full diagnostic assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It also offers post-diagnosis support.

The team helps develop coping strategies for the patient and their families. It promotes independent living skills and offers support with further education and employment. It works with families to give them all the information they need. It also runs workshops where families can learn more.

The team has many highly-skilled professionals, including clinical psychologists, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, and support workers.

Who is this service for? The Children and Young People's ADHD and ASD Service provides diagnosis and treatment for children aged 5-18 years-old with ADHD and ASD. Children in secondary school with ADHD will be referred to this service if they wish to consider ADHD medication.

How to access this service: Referrals can be made by health, social care, and education professionals via the Children and Young People's Referral Management Centre (RMC). Please note: this service does not accept referrals from parents.

Professionals referring a child or young person to this service will need to complete the referral pack. There is one pack for parents to complete and one for school staff.  Further information can be found on the RMC webpage


  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 5 years to 18 years
Referral route
  • GP or Healthcare Referral
  • Education or School Referral
  • Professional Referral
For people with
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Eligibility criteria
Age Range - School
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, London Road
NN15 7PW
United Kingdom


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Last updated 30 May 2024