Support Groups


ADD-vance was set up in Hertfordshire in 1996.  They provide training, advice and support for the families of children affected by ADHD and/or Autism and the professionals involved in their care.



If your child has additional needs you can register them on the Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND).  This is a free service and you will be issued with a membership card.  This card can be used in getting assistance in many situations.  You will also receive a termly newsletter.

You can join HAND online or call 01992 556984.


Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

The Information Advice and Support Service provide a free, confidential and impartial service to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and to children and young people (up to 25 years) with SEND.


Kids Hertfordshire HUBs

The HUBs offers information and support to any parent or carer of a child aged 0-19 with any disability or additional need living in Hertfordshire.

Kids Hertfordshire HUBs Kids HUB Directory

Space Support Group

Space is a Hertfordshire based charity supporting parent/carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a related condition.


Click below for more information on a course being run by ADHD Foundation in partnership with SPACE

Understanding & Managing ADHD


Keystone is a forward-looking organisation providing a range of workshops and talks designed to give parents and carers the tools to help children reach their full potential.


St Albans Plus Schools Partnership

St Albans Plus Schools Partnership support their children, young people and families across the district. Vista St Albans is an organisation that works with children, young people and families. They provide access to emotional wellbeing and early intervention to support families through difficult times.

St Albans Plus

Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community.

DSPL Termly Newsletter Dec 17

Families in Focus

Families in Focus provides parenting courses that support parents, grandparents and adoptive parents in their local community to bring harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life.

Families in Focus

Courses for Parents Autumn Term 2018

SIBS Group – for siblings of children with special needs

Families Feeling Safe – Protective Behaviours Course

Parent Support Network and Information for parents/carers of children with additional needs – Monday Evenings

Parent Support Network and Information for parents/carers of children with additional needs – Wednesday Mornings