To support, educate and empower individuals diagnosed with ADHD or who are autistic, their families and the community.
Through raising awareness we change perceptions and break down barriers.
Our history and what we stand for
From working in the field for 25 years, personal experience of staff, and through talking and listening to ADHD/autistic people we have an in-depth understanding of the needs of our clients and how to support them. 50% of our Trustee Board are family members of ADHD/autistic individuals. All three members of our Senior Leadership Team, and 70% of our staff team are parents/partners of ADHD/autistic individuals or neurodivergent themselves.
We provide information, training, support groups and practical help to residents of NorthWest London, primarily the Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon.
Our support services encompass education, benefits, parenting and care advice with signposting to other agencies if appropriate. We also offer specialised parenting courses, workshops and training.
ADHD Support Harrow was founded in 1996 by a small group of parents, at the suggestion of a local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) consultant. In 2000 the group became a registered charity and in 2002 moved to premises and began delivering services to meet increasing demand from parents of children with ADHD.
We widened our objectives in 2010 and took over the support work of the former Harrow branch of the National Autistic Society to become ADHD & Autism Support Harrow, now Centre for ADHD & Autism Support. The aim of the merged charity is to allow parents, carers and individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD and/or autism to benefit from the significant overlaps in need between the two conditions by bringing a range of knowledge and experience under one umbrella.