Neuro Developmental Delay (NDD) is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that are the result of problems with the development of the brain or central nervous system.
Click on the link below for information and support for people living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.Visit Swansea Bay University Health Board
Put together by the Swansea Educational Psychologists and Learning Support Team, find information and resources on:
- Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Physical and complex needs; complex and specific needs
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
For information on the following key areas of need and how these have adapted due to Covid-19 (Swansea):
Support for parent carers
Staff and volunteers work with families and professionals, supporting young people to participate in planning and decision-making, advocating where appropriate and raising awareness of issues related to SEND and other barriers to inclusion. Also includes their Early Help Service Referral (Swansea only).
Call their helpline: 0808 801 0608SNAP Cymru
Providing inclusive family activities and contact, this CiC is a peer-to-peer project of parent-carers who have autistic children and young people (and those on the diagnostic pathway). They support autistic children, their siblings and parent-carers by connecting families in the Swansea Bay region (Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot).Swansea Autism Movement Facebook
Parent Carers is a vibrant online community of parent carers of a child, young person or adult with additional needs. It’s a place for parent carers and families to connect and share practical advice as they navigate services. It is a supportive forum to ask advice relating to health, social care, education and the practicalities and challenges of everyday life.
To join the parent and carer group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JTD.PC/
Email: email@example.comVisit Join the Dots
Youth club in Swansea for 11 – 25 year olds with mixed abilities. They also provide opportunities for trips, activities and support for members. They help young people to have fun, make friends, try new activities and to grow in confidence and self-esteem, all in a safe and stimulating setting.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMixtup Facebook page
SAN Neath and district is a volunteering group of parent/carers supporting families with loved ones with additional needs. We meet weekly providing coffee mornings, guest speakers, education, health and wellbeing. Also several family events throughout the year.Visit S.A.N. Facebook page
A support network and growing community of autistic people, parents/carers and their family and friends. Whether a person is diagnosed, on the pathway or suspect autism, they are very welcome to join the charity and access support, advice, appropriate and enjoyable events, courses and workshops.National Autistic Society
Support to deaf children and their families to overcome barriers that they may face. Available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
Call their helpline: 0808 800 8880,
Text: 0786 00 22 888.
You can also contact them using BSL by making a free video call with a BSL interpreter.National Deaf Children's Society