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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Support for Neurodiverse Families

Right from the Start

Is your child 3-5 years old? Likely to go forward for an autism assessment or diagnosis at 5 years old?

Developed by “Ambitious About Autism”, Right from the Start gives parents a deeper understanding of autism, so that they feel confident and better informed to be able to support their child’s needs as early as possible and pre-diagnosis.

To access our Right from the Start workshops, a referral needs to be submitted by a health or SEN professional, Speech and Language therapist.

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There are two 2-hour workshops and a toolkit containing a wealth of straightforward information in one place to guide parents and carers through their child’s journey in the early years. Covered in the workshops are sensory challenges, repetitive behaviours, communication, going out with your child and preparation for pre-school and school, as well as other topics.

These workshops are packed with practical tips and checklists to support parents during the earliest years of their child’s life. As well as ideas for visuals aids there are attachments of additional information relating to the above. They also provide signposting to sources of support or additional information.

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Right from the Start options

The workshops are delivered by trained and experienced facilitators, who provide a friendly and supportive space to develop new skills and get to know other parents and carers.

You can choose a programme that suits you:

  • Online workshops with a choice of day or evening sessions on zoom.

Criteria for attending Right from the Start:

  • Child is between 3- 5 years of age.
  • A referral has been submitted by a health professional, Speech and Language therapist or SEN.
  • Registered with a GP in Hampshire (excluding Portsmouth or Southampton) and Isle of Wight.
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How to apply

The referral form is accessible through the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Support for Neurodiverse Families webpage.

If you would like more information you can call our friendly team on 01489 799178 or email neurodiversefamilies @barnardos.org.uk

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Hampshire and IOW Support for Neurodiverse Families
Post Office Chambers,
St John's Centre,
Upper Northam Road,
Hedge End,
SO30 4QU

01489 799178



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