The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation in the UK that provides guidance on all matters of health and social care, including the diagnosis of ADHD and autism. Their advice is aimed at medical professionals, the UK Government and the public. NICE encourages those people affected by each condition to play an active role in our diagnoses and ongoing support needs, in part, by reading this information.

For those who live in Scotland, your guidelines are issued by SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network). They are accredited by NICE, so it amounts to the same level of credibility.

The links below are NICE’s guidelines on ADHD and autism. There is an awful lot of information on these pages, regarding all aspects of ADHD and autism – from diagnosis to management. Probably something to dip in and out of as needed, rather than to read in a one-er!

Click here for NICE guidelines on ADHD

Click here for NICE guidelines on autism