Courses & Workshops


Centre for ADHD & Autism Support provides a variety of courses and workshops suitable for families affected by ADHD & ASC.


Please see below for details:


Workshops



Planning For Summer


On Saturday 2nd July Alison Futerman, Speech & Language Therapist and Niloofur Italian, Autism Specialist Teacher, will be running a workshop on planning for outings over the summer holidays. Further information and details of how to book can be found here. Contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org for further information.



Empowering Ourselves to Be Heard (Autism Awareness Training for Professionals)


Tuesday 5th July from 9.30am till 4.30pm. To download information and a booking form, please click here, or contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org for further information.



Sleep Success for Autistic Children


We are delighted to welcome back The Children's Sleep Charity to run another workshop for us on Monday 11th July on how to establish better sleep routines. To download information and a booking form, please click here, or contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org for further information.



NAS Transitions Workshop


On Tuesday 19th July Rachel Babbidge from the National Autistic Society will be joining Us to delivery a workshop on transition for parents/carers of young people age 14+. To download information and a booking form, please click here, or contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org for further information.



Understanding Autism for Siblings


On Monday 1st August Geoff Evans will be joining us again to deliver a fun and interactive session for siblings of children and young people on the autism spectrum. Further details and information on how to book coming soon. Contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org for further information.



CAN Programme


CAAS are delighted to invite carers of children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and/or autism to our Nurturing Project. The project helps Harrow carers maintain their own health and general well-being and enables them to fulfill their caring role through recreational and therapeutic courses and providing advice and support.


This is a chance for carers to remove themselves from their caring role for a short time while also developing their skills and interests.


The project will be delivered in blocks of 6 sessions


The next CAN project will start in September. Sessions will be instructor led using experienced guest speakers and facilitators. Example topics are crochet, floral art, nutrition, writing for well-being and mindfulness.


For more information, contact Lynne on autism@adhdandautism.org.



Regular Courses


Supporting Carers of Autistics through Training (SCATT)


Are you a parent/carer of a child or adolescent with ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) and have not attended a SCATT course before? SCATT courses are an excellent source of information for those new to ASC or for those requiring a little more in-depth knowledge. Babysitting can be provided free of charge for Harrow residents. Babysitting can be provided for out of Borough residents but will have to be paid for by the family.


The course is held three times per year. It costs £20.00 for individuals, £30 for a couple. A creche will be provided free of charge for Harrow residents, however a deposit will be required to secure a place.


The course will run for 7 weeks and will cover the following topics:


• Introduction

• Background to Autism

• Communication

• Sensory Issues

• Behaviour Management

• Autism & The Family

• Parenting Tips


The next course will start on Thursday 22nd September and will be an evening course from 7pm till 9pm. The course is likely to be full from the waiting list. For further information or to be added to the waiting list please contact Lynne Laverty on 020 8429 1552 or autism@adhdandautism.org.



Living with ADHD & Autism


This supportive 10 week course is designed to help parents deal with the challenging behaviour brought on by the conditions of ADHD/ASC and other co-morbid conditions.


The course focuses on building self-esteem and how to communicate effectively with your children, as well as dealing with feelings (theirs and ours). Setting limits and boundaries and dealing with anger are also covered. The condition of ADHD is looked at and explored and parents/carers are given an opportunity to work on difficult issues in a safe a non judgemental environment.


The course is also run three times per year and lasts for 10 weeks. It costs £40.00 for members (£50.00 per couple for members). A creche will be provided free of charge for Harrow residents, however a deposit will be required to secure a place.


The next course will start on Tuesday 27th September in the afternoons from 12.30pm till 2.30pm. There is limited availability but please contact Therese Glynn on 020 8429 1552 or adhd@adhdandautism.org to be added to the waiting list.



123 Magic - Managing Difficult Behaviour


A four session programme to teach you effective and well researched ways to better manage misbehaviour in children 3-12 years. This course is designed to help parents and carers to:


• Increase knowledge about what works in managing difficult behaviour and what doesn’t

• Lessen feelings of frustration

• Get better results with less effort and stress when dealing with conflict


The next course will start on Wednesday 22nd June in the evenings. For further information, please contact Minoo Noor on 020 8429 1552 or minoo@adhdandautism.org.



CALMS Training


CALMS is a new course for young people in Year 8, 9 or 10. It will help them find new ways to have a positive experience of living with ADHD. Being hyperactive is not necessarily a bad thing, it's great to have lots of energy and this course can show you how to channel that energy in a good way.


The course runs for 6 weeks. The next course begin on Wednesday 28th September from 6pm till 7pm. Please contact Therese Glynn on adhd@adhdandautism.org.