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


Autism, Gender & Sexuality with Dr. Wenn Lawson


We are delighted to welcome Dr. Wenn Lawson who will be doing two sessions for us in September. The first session will be looking at gender dysphoria and sexuality in individuals on the autism spectrum.


The session is planned for Wednesday 9th September from 6pm till 9pm. For further information and to book, click here.


To book online using paypal:


Gender & Sexuality


Parenting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with Dr. Wenn Lawson


The second session Dr. Wenn will be doing for us is looking at parenting children/adults on the autism spectrum.


This workshop is planned for Thursday 10th September from 10am till 1pm. For further details and to book, click here.


To book online using paypal:


Parenting Autism


Sleep Success


The Children's Sleep Charity will be coming to do another Sleep Success workshop for us. This session is planned for Thursday 17th September from 10.00am till 2.30pm. Places are limited to 20 so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.


For further details and to book, click here.


To book online using paypal:


Sleep Success


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 on September 24th and is an evening course from 7pm till 9pm. For further information or to, 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 on September 24th and is a daytime course from 10am till 12pm. This course is currently fully subscribed. 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 on September 25th and is a daytime course from 12.30 till 2.30pm. 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.