Luton and Bedfordshire’s neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) pathway | Central Bedfordshire Council

Luton and Bedfordshire’s neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) pathway

How we assess for neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD)

Luton and Bedfordshire's community health services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have been working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder assessment pathway.

Working with partners from local charities, community services and parents, we've created a pathway of early intervention and support.

We've also mapped out the pathway of assessment, should you or your child be referred into either community health services or CAMHS for an assessment of:

  • a possible neurodevelopmental difficulty or disorder such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • a learning disability

The assessment will look at all a child or young person’s strengths and difficulties to provide a full developmental profile. We may also assess their cognition, learning and functional skills.

As part of this assessment, we aim to gather as much information to help with our assessment; this will include liaising with school and any other professionals involved.

View the neurodevelopment disorder pathway and the support available

View diagram of the neurodevelopment disorder pathway (PDF)