Neurodiversity and Autism

Information for parents or carers of children and/or adults who are looking for information regarding neurodiversity and autism. 



 Children/ Young Adults

  • School Nursing – Can provide support regarding sleep / Anxiety / Behaviour.
  • Children’s Occupational Therapy: Betsi Cadwaladr. Advice to help develop a child’s day to day skills such as handwriting, dressing, eating and general self-care.
  • Autism Wales Film: A film for parents/ carers that talks about numerous topics regarding the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with autism.
  • Derwen: An integrated team (Cyngor Gwynedd / Betsi Cadwaladr) for children with disabilities.
  • Barnardos: Autism support from the Barnardos charity.
  • Childline
  • Youngminds: Mental health support for children and young people.
  • SNAP Cymru: Supporting and developing children’s education in Wales.
  • HACSG: Support group for hyperactive children.
  • Hwb Teuluoedd Gwynedd: The go-to service for children, families and professional workers. wanting information, advice or support regarding children and families.
  • Scope: emotional support for parents.
  • Gwynedd Child Development Centre Autism Team (CDC): Support from Betsi Cadwaladr.
  • Education Wales: Ways of supporting learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • ADYaCh: Website of the Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion Service - Gwynedd and Anglesey

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Children and young people:

  • Sylfaen cymunedol – Rhwyd Arall: A project to provide or re start education for young people who have de-registered from secondary education.
  • Coping Skills for Kids: Practical ways to help children adopt to pressure, anxiety and anger.
  • CAMHS resources: Resources to help young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • STAND North Wales: Not for profit community company that represents children and young adults with disabilities in North Wales.
  • Contact Cymru: Help for families with children with disabilities. 


  • Llwybrau Llesiant: Developing the potential of adults with disabilities through following different wellbeing routes.
  • Byw’n Iach: Provider of fitness, sport and swimming facilities across Gwynedd.
  • Wild Elements: (Facebook Page): Improving lives and opportunities through nature.
  • Small Woods Wales: (Facebook Page): Woodwork and nature activities in Wales.

Children/ Young People

  • Sbectwm Club: After school club for children aged 5-14 years old on the autistic spectrum. (can also be contacted via email:
  • Play, activities and things to do: Activities available for children and young people in Gwynedd.
  • MaxCard: Discounts for foster families and families of children with additional needs.
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru: Activities and holidays through the Urdd. 





  • Mantell Gwynedd: Supporting groups and encouraging individuals to volunteer.


  • Antur Waunfawr: Work and volunteering opportunities.
  • Engage to change: Supporting young people with autism between 16 and 25 years old  to fill their potential through employment, volunteering and skill development.  


Children and young people



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