Events

Handling Anger in Your Child with Autism/ADHD

Two free 6-week online courses hosted by Families in Focus.

Dates:

8th June 2022, 6.30-8.30pm

9th June 2022, 9.30-11.30am

For further information and to book, please contact: [email protected]

Understanding ADHD and Autism

Two free 6-week courses, hosted by ADD-vance, for parent/carers of children aged 5-14 yrs with a diagnosis/suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism (or 4 and already in reception).  

Learning outcomes include understanding ADHD, Autism and related conditions, building your child's self-esteem, understanding anxiety and anger triggers, reducing meltdowns and other challenging behaviours, 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, and signposting to useful resources and support networks.

For further info and to book: https://www.add-vance.org/events/

Start date: 8th June 2022, 10am-12noon, and 7-9pm (dads/male carers only)

Note - Bookings open on 14th May 2022

Understanding Teens with ADHD and Autism

A free 6-week course, hosted by ADD-vance, for Hertfordshire parent/carers of children aged 12-15 years with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of ADHD and/or Autism.  A basic knowledge of ADHD and/or autism is assumed.

For further info and to book: https://www.add-vance.org/events/

Bookings open on 14th May 2022 at 8am.  Venue: tbc (East Herts).

Talking Dads

A free 6 week online courses hosted by Supporting Links for fathers and male carers of children aged 0-19 who will be supported to:
• Increase confidence in their parenting.
• Develop their dad/child relationship, now and for the future.
• Improve listening and communication skills.
• Develop strategies for dealing with anger and conflict.
• Learn how to enforce boundaries.

To check eligibility and book a place, contact Supporting Links on 07512 709556, email:
[email protected].  Please quote the course ID 509.

https://www.supportinglinks.co.uk/whatson.html

School Avoidance

A free online workshop hosted by Supporting Links for parents and carers of children aged 2-25 yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Workshop content:

• What is Emotionally Based School Avoidance and is this what your child is experiencing?
• Common causes and triggers of school avoidance.
• How EBSA is affecting you and your family.
• Practical steps you can take to support your child.
• How to work with your school in your child's best interests.

For further info and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-asd-andadhd-school-avoidance-for-parentscarers-in-herts517-registration-302615209237


 

Tourette's and Autism Workshop

A free online session with Sophia Christophi on the subject of Tourettes syndrome and autism, and how the two can interact with each other.  

About this event:

Do you know the difference between an autistic stim and a Tourette’s tic?  Sophia talks about the events that led to her discovering she is autistic, developing Tourette’s in her teens and the impact this had on her.

Come to this online talk to find out what makes Sophia tic!

This event is hosted by SPACE Hertfordshire.  For further info and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tourettes-and-autism-workshop-tickets-299465087137?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Sensory Signs, Signals and Solutions Workshop

A free sensory workshop hosted by SPACE Hertfordshire which will look at signs and signals as well as providing some solutions for Sensory Processing Difficulties

Workshop content:

  • Senses - what are they?
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Signs and Signals
  • Solutions

For Hertfordshire residents only.  For further info and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sensory-signs-signals-and-solutions-workshop-tickets-299404505937?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

PDA, ODD and ADHD: Understanding the Differences Workshop

A free online workshop that looks at the definitions of these conditions as well as the differences and possible strategies to use.

Workshop content:

  • Characteristics of PDA, ODD and ADHD
  • Differences
  • Strategies

For further info and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pda-odd-and-adhd-understanding-the-differences-workshop-tickets-299486802087?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Anxiety & Stress

A free online workshop hosted by Supporting Links for parents and carers of children aged 2-25 yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Workshop content:

  • The difference between stress and anxiety.
  • Understanding anxiety related conditions amongst young people with ASD and/or ADHD.
  • How to spot the non-verbal signs of stress.
  • Common triggers amongst neurodiverse children.
  • What an anxious child needs to feel safe and how to provide this.
  • Strategies to engage an anxious or stressed child.
  • The early warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Where to access further help and support, locally and nationally.

For further info and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/supporting-links-15053924960

The Teenage Years

A free online workshop hosted by Supporting Links for parents and carers of children aged 11-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Workshop content:
• Teenage brain development and how it affects a child with ASD/ADHD.
• Reducing conflict by learning how to respond effectively to difficult situations.
• Strengthening your parent/child relationship.
• How to agree appropriate boundaries and teach risk assessment.
• Adapting our parenting approach to help our teens become independent adults.

For further info and to book: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-asdand-adhd-the-teenage-years-for-parentscarersin-herts-515-registration-302320467657