The Liverpool Neurodevelopmental Partnership - ADDvanced Solutions Community Network
At ADDvanced Solutions Community Network we encourage, equip and empower children, young people and their families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs.
Our engaging, community-based, learning, coaching and mentoring programmes help families to better recognise, understand and meet their individual needs, enabling them to manage daily challenges.
Regardless of where you live, you can access our community network groups that raise awareness, develop skills, share learning experiences, and build confidence
What we offer in Liverpool
If you have concerns about your child’s behaviour or progress at school, our weekly community network groups offer support to help you learn, understand and meet the needs of your child and family.
Each week we deliver informal workshops on different subjects to support you and your family at all stages of your journey - pre, during and post-diagnosis; there’s no need to book, come along and meet families in similar situations to share learning and experiences.
Our Community Network Groups take place in the following locations:
Speke Community Network Group, Speke Five Families Centre: Conleach Road, Speke L24 0TW. Every Monday during term time 9.30am-11.30am
Walton Community Network Group, Orrell Park Community Centre: 6 Moss Lane, Liverpool L9 8AJ. Every Monday during term-time 12.45pm -2.45pm
Belle Vale Community Network Group, Belle Vale Children’s Centre: Hedgefield Road Belle Vale. L25 2RW. Every Tuesday during term time 9.30am–11.30am
Our Family Learning Programme is designed for parents, carers and supporters in Liverpool who wish to gain knowledge and skills about your child's neurodevelopmental condition, with strategies to support the difficulties that may present around:
- Neurodevelopmental conditions/learning difficulties and associated mental health difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD/C)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sensory Processing/Integration Difficulties (SPD)
- Challenging behaviours associated with ND conditions
- Your local offer, welfare rights and special educational support
This programme supports parents, carers and supporters pre, during and post-diagnosis to better identify, recognise and manage the behaviours that present because of different neurodevelopmental conditions.
The service is commissioned by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the NHS to provide a service for the neurodevelopmental pathway pre during and post-diagnosis. This learning programme is for those who live in the Liverpool City Council area.
Our 14+ ASD post-diagnostic Family Learning Programme is a structured learning programme for parents, carers and supporters in Liverpool who wish to gain knowledge and skills about their young person's Autism Spectrum Disorder. The programme aims to:
- Develop and enhance parent's/carer's awareness and understanding of autism in teenagers
- Empower parents/carers to learn more about the lived experience of their autistic teenager
- Discuss ways to support their teenager in understanding their autism diagnosis
- Explore a variety of topics relating to autistic teenagers, e.g. puberty, building positive relationships, preparing for adulthood
- Identify useful strategies to support their autistic young person through their teenage years
This programme supports parents, carers and supporters post-diagnosis to better identify, recognise and manage the behaviours that present because of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
When a young person, aged 14+ has opted out of the Alder Hey ASD pathway and received a diagnosis. ADDvanced Solutions have been commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group ( CCG) on behalf of the NHS to provide post-diagnosis support.
Our Sensory Processing Difficulties Awareness Raising Training is delivered in partnership with the Liverpool Occupational Therapists, advanced practitioners in Sensory Integration.
Supporting parents, carers and supporters who have a child/children presenting with sensory-based behaviours, this awareness-raising training looks at: the theory of Sensory Integration; an overview of the senses; praxis and posture and; modulating behaviours through the use of sensory strategies.
Offering practical solutions on how to make positive changes, this awareness-raising supports parents and carers, helping them to understand the theory behind sensory processing difficulties.
Our Eating Difficulties Awareness Raising Training helps parents and carers whose children are struggling with eating challenges and restricted food intake because of sensory processing difficulties. Supported by Liverpool occupational therapists, paediatric dietitians and speech and language therapists, the programme aims to reduce stress around eating, offering a range of strategies to develop an improved relationship with food.
NB: To attend this learning programme, you must have attended the ADDvanced Solutions Community Network Sensory processing course. This programme is for families living in the Liverpool City Council area; it’s aimed at parents and carers of children under the age of 12.
All our workshops are needs-led for parents and carers. Covering the full range of neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs, they include topics such as advocating for children, SEND jargon buster, sharing a diagnosis with children, tantrums v's meltdowns, sibling rivalry, and building a positive relationship with the school.
These groups feature open-access, solution-focused drop-ins designed to explore and identify the right solutions for you. We partner with many professionals you may meet on your journey including speech and language therapists; occupational therapists; nurse practitioners; the SEND team; SENDIASS; family support and many others. There's no need to book in advance; we welcome you to come along, meet the team and our partners, and ask questions or talk about anything concerning you as a parent/carer of a child or young person living with a neurodevelopmental condition.
Family Activity Days
Join other families and us on our family activity days. Taking place during school holidays, they include trips to the park, fun days, walks with the ranger, cookery activity days and days out.
To find out more detailed information, go to our What's On Section of the website
ADDvanced Solutions Community Network is one of the providers supporting NHS Liverpool CCG’s Neurodevelopmental offer for families and supporting professionals along with:
Liverpool Occupational Therapy
Liverpool CAMHS - Single Point of Access - Free phone advice line: 0151 293 3662, Office line: 0151 252 5225.