The Learning Disability Team and Autism Service are currently covering paediatrics as part of a pilot, the pilot is running until the end of June 2021, and we are hoping that it will be made permanent, updates will be posted on the website and on our social media forums:
Autism Service Facebook & Twitter
Learning Disability Facebook & Twitter
We invite you to make use of the resources available on this page and we are happy to be contacted if you require advice or to clarify anything related to the hospital including (but not limited to) reasonable adjustments, appointments, alerting on the hospital systems and transition into adult services.
Learning Disability Liaison Service
Telephone: 01752 431566
Derriford Autism Service
Telephone: 01752 4(32134)
Resources for children with additional needs
We recommend that you fill in the paediatric hospital passport and the reasonable adjustment requests form for your child.
Once completed, please bring them with you to any visits to the hospital. The information in the documents will aid staff to put reasonable adjustments in place to help improve your childs hospital experience. We are unable to guarantee that all requests will be met but appropriate consideration will be made.
Click the images to download the PDF's. If you would like the Microsoft Word versions please click these links: Paediatric Hospital Passport, Reasonable Adjustment Requests Form.
Ambitious About Autism - Early Years
Ambitious About Autism - Parent Toolkits
Down's Syndome Association - For families and carers
Great Ormond Street Hospital for children - Easy Read Guides
Mencap - Learning Disabilities
Mencap - Global Developmental Delay
National Autistic Society - Parents/carers
NHS - Learning Disabilities (Children and young people)
NHS - Help for parents and families of Autistic children
NHS - Accessible toys, play and learning
Plymouth Information and Support Service for SEND
Child Development Centre (Plymouth)
Child Development Centre - Resources
Telephone: 01752 439400