Events

Lego Club

Set up for children on the autistic spectrum and those with special needs. It is a friendly place where they and their parents can enjoy a change of scenery whilst really being themselves! This is a relaxed event for children and young people to create, socialise and develop friendships.

Family Toolkit

Do you have  child aged 2 to 5 years old? This is a great course to learn some new ideas about how to manage your child's behaviour and get the best out of family life.

Family Lives - Teens challenging you in lockdown

Join an online group and get support in dealing with your teen's behaviour.

Hertfordshire Family Centre Service

A selection of events held live on Facebook.

ADD-Vance Understanding ADHD and Autism

This introductory course is designed for parent/carers of children aged 5 to 14 yrs with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism. Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding ADHD, Autism and related conditions
  • Building your child's self-esteem
  • Understanding anxiety and anger triggers
  • Reducing meltdowns and other behaviours which challenge
  • Developing positive behaviour strategies
  • Working collaboratively with school
  • Knowing your rights and how to advocate for your child
  • Reducing your own stress levels
  • Managing the needs of siblings
  • Improving communication as a family
  • Connecting with other families and sharing experiences
  • Signposting to useful resources and local support networks

Courses will be delivered online via Zoom with a maximum of 12 participants. They will run as a series of 12 x 1 hour sessions or 6 x 2 hour sessions over six weeks.

ADD-Vance Returning to school afer Covid-19

This FREE one-hour webinar, delivered via Zoom, will explore how we can support neurodiverse children to return to school in September (maximum 98 attendees).

It is designed for parent/carers of children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism who are in mainstream education. We will cover basic principles and specific ideas relevant to all ages.
The 40-min presentation will be followed by 20 mins of questions and answers led by Specialist ADHD/Autism Trainers from ADD-vance. A summary handout and list of suggested resources will be made available to participants by email afterwards.


We will also provide details of online support groups running throughout the summer to enable participants to address follow-up questions and concerns (maximum 10 attendees per group).


Webinars can be accessed free via a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Joining instructions will be provided by email the day before the scheduled session.

ADD-Vance Understanding Teens with ADHD and Autism

This course is designed for parent/carers of children aged 12 to 15 yrs with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism. Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the challenges faced by teens living with ADHD and/or Autism
  • Helping your teen to understand themselves better and develop their identity
  • Exploring your parenting style and how this may impact your teen
  • Considering the importance of communication and empathy
  • Using positive behaviour strategies which work for teens
  • Supporting your teen to develop healthy relationships with others
  • Understanding why your teen is more likely to feel anxious or angry
  • Developing strategies to help them manage and regulate emotions
  • Spotting the signs of secondary mental health disorders
  • Understanding how to manage growing levels of independence safely
  • Building a positive, collaborative relationship with school

Families in Focus - Handling Anger

For parents and carers living with a child aged 5 - 11 years.

This course will enable you and your family to learn proven strategies to reduce stress and anger in your family, discover new ways to communicate and how to create a calm family environment.

Families in Focus SEN

A complete guide to parenting children aged 2 - 11 years, with all Special Educational Needs.

Supporting Links - Parent Support

Talking Families - Free 6 week course for parents and carers of children aged 0-12

Talking Teens - Free 6 week course for parents and carers of children aged 12-19

Talking Dads - This FREE course will help you be the Dad you want to be! Over 6 weekly sessions, fathers and male carers of children aged 0-19