How to refer

If your referral is for Learning Disabilities (LD) and Tics and Tourette’s syndrome (TS) please complete a referral to the Single Point of Access (SPA).

If your referral is for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)  or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  this is a 3 step process. Only Schools, GP’s and other professionals are permitted to make a referral for NLDS. If you are a parent or carer seeking support for either of these conditions please speak to your GP or other professional to discuss making a referral.

STEP ONE

As a professional working with the family you will coordinate the collection of referral information and make the referral. Before completing the main referral, please ensure that the family/carers and school have completed the supplementary information forms to attach to the referral. The referral cannot be processed without completed information.

STEP TWO

Send out the additional information forms to school and family/carers relative to age and potential diagnosis. Request the information is returned to you (referrer).

The forms are available to download or sent by hyperlink from this webpage

Please be advised these forms can take between 30-40 minutes to complete

NOTE: additional ASC screening forms are sent AFTER a referral is made

STEP 3

Complete the age and diagnosis relevant referral form online and attach ALL additional information in the forms attachments section.

Press submit

You will receive an automated message to confirm receipt.

What happens next?

 

Referrals

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) 11 & under

To be completed by referrer

 

To be completed by Parent/Carer

 

To be completed by Teacher/School

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) 12 -18 yrs

To be completed by referrer

 

To be completed by Parent/Carer

 

To be completed by Teacher/School