ncmHealth professionals working with children with neuro-developmental conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may be interested in attending a free evening forum which aims to raise awareness of the needs and issues affecting children with these conditions.

Unleasing Potential - Crucial Beginnings is being organised by The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and will take place on Wednesday April 2nd, 6.30pm-9.30pm, at Hertfordshire University.

Speakers will talk on issues such as identifying quicker diagnostic pathways to ensure addressing the anxiety and self-esteem issues affecting undiagnosed children and their families; how to ensure appropriate health and education interventions so the talents of each child can be tapped; and promoting better understanding between health and educational professionals.

Speakers are Tom Purser from the National Autistic Society, Melanie Peeke, an ASD/ADHD specialist trainer and Dr Simon Williams, former research fellow from Cambridge University, who will focus on the importance of early diagnosis.

The forum includes a Q&A with a panel of eight experts. Refreshments will be provided.

To book for this free event, which will be held in Room N001 de Havilland Campus,
AL10 9EU, visit http://rsahertfordshire.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Sue Hind Woodward at: sue@hindwoodward.com for more information