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April 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Community of Practice: Innovation needs on neurodiversity pathways for children and young people

The South West and West of England Academic Health Science Networks are delighted to announce the sixth regional Community of Practice: Innovation needs on neurodiversity pathways for children and young people (CYP) which be held on Tuesday 18 April, 2pm- 3.30pm on Microsoft Teams. Sign up here to receive your joining link.

This edition of the CoP will be chaired by a team from Cornwall Partnership Trust (CPT) with a focus on the Cornwall Neurodiversity Strategy 2023-2025. The team will also invite attendees to offer their thoughts on its current development.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Presentation: The first ambition of the Cornwall Neurodiversity Strategy 2023-2025 is: We will develop a multi-agency offer of early support to improve children’s outcomes and make reasonable adaptations to their neurodiversity, regardless of diagnosis.”
  3. Discussion: Feedback from other services on their models, specifically: 
    • What should this multi-agency offer look like? Are we missing anything?
    • From other’s experiences what are the possible hurdles to getting this accomplished?
    • How have others find solutions to these hurdles?
    • How should this multi-agency offer be coordinated
  1. NHS Futures Demonstration
  2. Future Meetings

The event will be co-chaired by regional colleagues:

  • Sue Newman (Head of Service, Children’s Community Health Services at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Rachel Chatfield  (Lead Clinical Psychologist, Neuro Developmental Assessment Team (NDAT) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team (ASDAT) at Children’s Care Management Centre, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).
  • Alex Clark (Lead Clinical Psychologist – CAMHS Learning Disabilities Service at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

We hope you can join us on the day!


Event details

April 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Online – Microsoft Teams

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