I'm Therese, and I have been involved with CAAS since 1998 when my own son, then aged 6, was diagnosed with ADHD.
The lack of services and support for parents were the driving force behind my involvement with the charity. I am Director of ADHD Services alongside Lynne managing the business, services and development of the charity.
Previously I spent many years working in hotel and event management. When I started working with CAAS I trained through OCN as a Parenting Facilitator, along with Middlesex University and the Trust for Adolescence in providing support to parents. I have since developed the parenting support at CAAS to be in line with the requirements of NICE guidelines on ADHD. I am also a trained ADHD/ASC Specialist Coach and PTLLS trainer for Adult Education. I recently completed the “WhyTry” youth programme train the trainer qualification, making me one of the only people qualified in the UK to deliver training to professionals.
I am on the Editorial board for ADDISS magazine and am involved in supporting other groups setting up services for ADHD across London.
When not busy working, I love walking and dancing, travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.