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 or contact Sue Hind Woodward at: for more information