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Description of activity
PANS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome) and PANDAS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with strep) are devastating neuropsychiatric conditions that are currently poorly recognised, diagnosed and supported both medically and in schools.
One estimate suggests that up to 1 in 200 children suffer from this condition.
Resources for parents including diagnostic criteria and details of local support groups.
Resources for Medical professionals
Resources for teachers and Schools
Teacher training package
Facebook group for parents/caregivers
Facebook group for Young People age 12-17 with the condition.
Facebook group for Adults
Links to further Research
Advocacy and support from the charity
Any Children aged 4 to 19 who are displaying symptoms associated with the condition and/or diagnosed with the conditions. Affected children can be in mainstream, alternative, specialist provision or electively home educated.
Organisation Contact Details
Address and Accessibility
Dietary needs catered for
Staff have specialist training
Please enter any further details about your accessibility / specialist support
All of Kingston and Richmond covered. We provide support via our Facebook group PANS PANDAS UK.
When is the activity or service available
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
Self-referral, Education provider (consent obtained), SEND Specialists and Educational Psychologists.
Free at point of access, supported through the PANS/PANDAS UK Charity.
Please join our Facebook group PANS PANDAS UK, where you can obtain further support as and when needed.