UPDATED: 27.06.2024

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term used to describe the different ways a person’s brain processes information.

The most common types of neurodiversity are:

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Autism, or Autism Spectrum Condition, previously called Asperger’s syndrome
- Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
- Dyscalculia
- Dyslexia
- Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder - (DCD)
- Tics

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)


Created by people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  - ADHD for people with ADHD. Information, support and research plus a directory of professionals who understand ADHD.

NHS Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD

Information on ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service - ADDISS

Information for anyone who needs assistance on ADHD.

Autism, Autism Spectrum Condition, previously called Asperger’s syndrome

Ambitious About Autism

Specialist education services and employment programmes working to create a future where every autistic child and young person can be themselves and realise their ambitions. 

Cedar Foundation – Northern Ireland

Supporting individuals and families living with learning disability, autism and brain injury to love the lives they choose. 

Child Autism UK

Support for parents with queries after their child has been diagnosed.
Helpline: 01344 882248 (lines open Monday – Friday 2pm - 4pm)

Diagnosing Autism

Information on getting a diagnosis of autism for children, young people and adults.


Services for people with learning disabilities and autism.

NHS Information

NHS information on autism spectrum disorder - ASD, the medical term for autism. 

The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation

Information on Autism Spectrum Condition previously known as Asperger’s syndrome.
Email: info@aspergerfoundation.org.uk

The National Autistic Society – NAS

The National Autistic Society provide information, support and services to autistic people and their families and carers.

The National Autistic Society – NAS Employment Service 

The National Autistic Society assist with employment and training service for people with an autism spectrum disorder - ASD

Young Minds 

Offering advice to both concerned parents and anyone who’s child has recently been diagnosed as Autistic.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm) 

Developmental Language Disorder - DLD

Speech and Language UK

Awareness of Development Language Disorder - DLD a lifelong condition affecting 2 children in every average classroom of 30 children. 


British Dyslexia Association - Dyscalculia

Information on dyscalculia which causes difficulty in understanding numbers. It occurs across all ages and abilities.


British Dyslexia Association

Information for parents on supporting a child with dyslexia through the education system.

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

Support and advice to anyone who think they have dyslexia or care for someone who may have dyslexia. Support children and adults alike.

The Dyslexia Association

Support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents, families, educators and employers.

Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

NHS – Dyspraxia - DCD in Children 

Information, symptoms and ways to help your child manage problems caused by Dyspraxia.


NHS Information

Information and possible treatments on tics – fast repetitive muscle movements that result in sudden and difficult to control body jerks or sounds.