Resources for: Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity is a word used to explain the unique ways people’s brains work. While everyone’s brain develops similarly, no two brains function just alike. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that works differently from the average or “neurotypical” person. This may be differences in social preferences, ways of learning, ways of communicating and/or ways of perceiving the environment. Because of this, a neurodivergent person has different struggles and unique strengths. People who are neurodivergent can benefit from education and programs that help them develop their strengths using them to their benefit to live happy, healthy lives. Reference
Awestruck Academy Creative Arts and Media Centre
Awestruck Academy provides access to Creative Arts, Music, Media, Drama, Gaming and Digital Technology in Clydebank.
Centre 81 is a Community Centre in the heart of Whitecrook, Clydebank. Home to many great groups, services, activities, free accredited training course, and Gym81.
Phone: 0141 941 1044
Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Helpline number: 0800 11 11
The Clifftop Project provides artistic and dance activities for all in West Dunbartonshire.
National Autistic Society West Dunbartonshire
Help for autistic people and their families. We are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes. National Autistic Society branches can offer support to families who have an autistic child or member.
Phone: 0207 833 2299 (Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 1-3pm)
For advice about rights to education and support for children in Scotland. REACH can help you understand your rights to support with your learning and your rights to be included, listened to and involved in decisions about your education.
Salvesen Mindroom Centre
Salvesen Mindroom Centre provides one-to-one advocacy to empower children and young people with learning difficulties to have a real say about decisions in their lives.
Phone: 0131 370 6730
Children's Health Scotland
The only charity in Scotland dedicated to informing, promoting and campaigning on the healthcare needs and rights of all children and young people.
Phone: 0131 553 6553
WD for Families Hubs
Our local family wellbeing hubs aim to provide bespoke support for parents and carers in community settings.
We have the Neurodevelopmental Team supporting families. They deliver group and individual work with carers, children and young people who are currently waiting on a neurodevelopmental assessment or have recently received a diagnosis.
The WD for Families Hubs have 6 skilled outreach workers who can support access to appropriate supports at the right time for families in their local communities. The Hub Outreach workers will be delivering group and individual work with parents /carers, children and young people on a range of themes including: sleep, toileting, behaviour supports as well as stress and anxiety. For dates, times and locations please scan the QR code or visit our site for more information.
ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity
The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. The website has a huge range or resources for children and young people, families, and professionals to download or listen to.
ADHD and You
ADHD and You is a website with information on ADHD for people with ADHD, their families and professionals who work with them. ADHD isn't just a childhood condition – it affects young people and adults as well, and can affect all aspects of life, including home, school or workplace and relationships.
Tourette Scotland is a charity providing support, advice and awareness for anyone living with Tourette's in Scotland and their families.
Scottish Autism and Right click
Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, providing a wide range of support services across Scotland for autistic individuals, their families and professionals.
Includes 'Right click' - an online support programmes which enable parents and carers to further understand autism and develop effective skills and strategies to support their family.
Helpline number: 01259 222022
Phone: 01259 720044