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If you believe your child may have undiagnosed Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and would like additional advice and support, please find below a list of services that will be able to offer support to you and your family, should you feel that you need extra help.


Telephone: 01992 555847
Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 3pm
Friday 9.30am – 2pm


The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people.

Under the Children & Families Act (2014) it is a legal requirement that all Local Authorities have a SEND IAS Service and KIDS provide a number of these services across the country.

Each KIDS SEND IAS Service has a local page with their contact details, local information and local resources. The service is free, impartial and confidential.

British Dyslexia AssociationBritish Dyslexia Association

Telephone: 0333 405 4555 to find your local British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Herts Mind NetworkHertfordshire Mind Network

Telephone: 0203 727 3600
Address: 10 Leeming Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4DU


We deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from our seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county. Funded locally, our services are available to all residents in Hertfordshire over the age of 18 and we offer dedicated services for 5-18 year olds.

We create opportunities for individuals experiencing mental ill health to make choices, find their solutions, build resilience and manage their wellbeing. Our services are based on the principle of self-help with a strong emphasis on prevention, personal development, self-management and improving health and wellbeing.

We provide opportunities for individuals to access support to enable them to recover from or live with mental ill health.

Our services are grouped in the following areas: Crisis services, Complex needs and community support, Employment support services and training, Health and wellbeing and Peer support.

National Autistic SocietyNational Autistic Society

Telephone: 0207 833 2299
Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm


We’re here to help the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families. Be it running specialist schools, campaigning for improved rights or training companies on being more autism-friendly, we are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes. Providing autistic people, their families, community and healthcare professionals with the most accurate, up-to-date information is an important part of our strategy, in alignment with our Moonshot vision. We have developed a robust process for researching, drafting, publishing and updating digital advice and guidance content.


Telephone: 01727 833963
Monday – Friday 9am-1pm


Here at ADD-vance we are passionate about supporting families. This is because we all live in a family with members affected by ADHD, Autism or a related condition. In our opinion, nobody understands living with additional needs more than the parents who have walked the walk, not just talked the talk. This is why all our trainers, coaches and most of our admin staff are parents or carers of children or young people with ADHD, Autism or a related condition. We know that sometimes we all just need a helping hand, whether that be a simple chat to another parent in the same position or something a bit more structured, like a few sessions with a professional and understanding coach. We offer a range of services throughout Hertfordshire aimed at helping parents and carers to understand and support these complex conditions.

as oneSPA (Single Point of Access)

Freephone: 0800 6444 101

We provide mental health and learning disabilities inpatient care and treatment in the community for young people, adults and older people in Hertfordshire.

You can access these services through your GP, school referral or by contacting our single point of access (SPA).