Courses & Workshops


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


Please see below for details:


Workshops


Empowering Ourselves to be Heard - Training Evening for Professionals


Feedback from professionals who have attended our fantastic Empowering Training has been incredible. We're also thrilled that it's been mentioned in the Department of Health "Think Autism" updated adult autism strategy as an example of good practice. If you are a professional, this is your chance to hear our amazing adults on the autism spectrum share their experiences with you.


The session is planned for Thursday 25th June from 5pm till 9pm. For further information and to book, click here.



Exploring Autism and Females - Women's Autism Forum


Are you a woman with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Autism Spectrum or think you might have? If yes, then we would like to invite you to an evening of exploration about what it means to be female and autistic. This forum will provide a safe space for women with neuro-diversity to consider what it is to like to be on the autism spectrum. This is an opportunity to be yourself in a non-judgmental supportive setting.


This workshop is planned for Thursday 2nd July from 6.00pm till 10.00pm. For further details click here, and for a booking form click here. This is a free session but booking is absolutely essential.



Parents Supporting Siblings


Would you like to gain insight into siblings’ needs and experiences? Learn practical ideas for giving siblings attention, explaining disability and supporting siblings with their feelings? Then join us to hear Nicola Dean, Development Officer from Sibs UK talking about supporting siblings of children with ADHD or who are on the autism spectrum.


This workshop is planned for Tuesday 7th July from 10am till 2.30pm. For further details and a booking form, click here.


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Supporting Siblings


Exploring Autism and Females - Parent/Carer/Professional Session


you have a daughter on the autism spectrum? Are you a professional working with a female on the autism spectrum? If yes, we’d love to invite you to our exploratory workshop. We want to share with you some of our recent findings from our amazing evening with adult women on the spectrum. You will also be able to hear from and ask questions of our panel of women on the spectrum.


This workshop is planned for Thursday 16th July from 10am till 1pm. For further information and to book please click here. This is a free session but booking is absolutely essential.



Gender & Sexuality - Dr Wenn Lawson


This workshop is planned for Wednesday 9th September from 6.00 till 9.00pm. Further details coming soon.



Parenting Autism - Dr Wenn Lawson


This workshop is planned for Thursday 10th September from 10.00 till 1.00pm. Further details coming soon.



Sleep Solutions


This workshop is planned for Thursday 17th September from 9.30 till 2.30pm. Further details coming soon.



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 4 sessions


New Dates Coming Soon


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 Joanne onjoanne@adhdandautism.org.



Regular Courses


Supporting Carers of Autism through Training (SCATT)


Are you a parent/carer of a child or adolescent with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and have not attended a SCATT course before? SCATT courses are an excellent source of information for those new to ASD 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

• Behaviour Management

• Sensory Impairment

• Autism & The Family

• Parenting Tips


The next course will start in September and is likely to be an evening course. To be 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/ASD 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 in September and is likely to be a daytime course. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Rita Rao on 020 8429 1552 or rita@adhdandautism.org.



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 in September. 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. No dates are currently set but for further details and to express an interest please contact Therese Glynn on 020 8429 1552 or adhd@adhdandautism.org.