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


Avoidant / Restrictive Eating


On Saturday 23rd April we are delighted that Dr Liz Shea from Birmingham Food Refusal Services will be coming back to talk about avoidant / restrictive eating. It will be a full day workshop (lunch will be provided). This course is now full.




Supporting children and young people with autism who self injure - A stress reduction approach to self-injury.


On Wednesday 4th May we have David Walker from Studio III joining us to talk about supporting children and young people with autism/ADHD who self injure using stress reduction approaches. For further information and a booking form please click here.


Book online using paypal. Please also complete a booking form and return to autism@adhdandautism.org.


Self Injury Workshop



Empowering Ourselves to Be Heard (ADHD / Autism Awareness Training for Professionals working with children/young people)


Tuesday 10th May 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.




Managing Challenging Behaviour and Meltdown, and Managing Stress and Anxiety


On Tuesday 24th May Geoff Evans is also joining us again. He will do two sessions. One will be on Managing Challenging Behaviour and the other on Managing Stress & Anxiety. For further information and a booking form, click here.


Book online using paypal. Please also complete a booking form and return to autism@adhdandautism.org.


Geoff Evans



Empowering Ourselves to Be Heard (ADHD / Autism Awareness Training for Professionals working with adults)


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.




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


The next CAN project will start after Easter. 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 on joanne@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

• Behaviour Management

• Sensory Issues

• Autism & The Family

• Parenting Tips


The next course will start in April and is a daytime course but is currently full from the waiting list. For further information 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 Thursday April 21st in the evenings from 7pm till 9pm. For more information 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 be in the summer term. 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.