Children with Disabilities

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We are a city-wide service comprised of clinical psychologists, specialist learning disability nurses and an assistant psychologist.

We work with children and young people aged up to 18 with a diagnosis of Autism and/ or severe learning disabilities. This might involve attending one of our groups around understanding and managing behaviour in the context of these additional needs (Riding the Rapids) or sleep (Steps4Sleep), individual work with children and families, or working with the team around the child, such as teachers or health visitors.

We work jointly with our colleagues in the core CAMHS teams, who also work with autistic young people. We offer training and consultation to professionals to increase knowledge and skills around working with young people with autism or learning disabilities.

Service Lead:

Dr Jo Bromley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Access:

Referral by self, children’s services staff (e.g. Social Worker, Early Help), education staff (e.g. SENCO) healthcare staff (e.g. GP, paediatrician), or parents/carers; as long as whoever hold parental responsibility agrees. Referrals can be made via the service referral form and emailed or posted to the team at any of the 3 bases (see below). Referrals are screened on a daily basis and then discussed at the weekly team meeting. The referrer is informed of the outcome.

For additional information, please contact:

The Carol Kendrick Centre

Stratus House

Southmoor Rd,

Roundthorn Industrial Estate,

Wythenshawe,

Manchester M23 9XD

 0161 902 3400