Regular Courses

Supporting Carers of people on the Autism Spectrum 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. Creche 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 £25.00 for individuals, £40 for a couple.

The course will run for 8 weeks and will cover the following topics:

• Introduction
• Understanding Autism
• Communication
• Sensory Issues
• Understanding Behaviour
• Autism & The Family
• Emotion Coaching & Taking Care of Ourselves
• Putting it into practice - practical planning session.

The next course will begin on 27th April 2017 and will be a daytime course from 10.00am till 12.00pm. Please email Lynne Laverty or call her on 020 8429 1552 to book.

Living with ADHD and Autism for Teens

This eight-week course looks at the challenges and development of teenagers as well as the impact of having ADHD and/or autism.  It aims to begin to identify what is typical teen  behaviour and what is neurodiversity.

It will address issues such as peer pressure and the stresses teens face. It aims to help the parents to improve the young person’s self-esteem, communicate more effectively and help them to manage their anger and frustrations better. Parents and carers will have a chance to explore issues that are affecting them as a family as well as offering skills to support their young people into independence. It takes the time to explore ADHD, ASD and other related conditions in a safe and non-judgemental environment and to discuss and share ideas with others in a similar situation.

The course 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.

There are no dates planned currently but if you would be interested in this course please email Therese Glynn and she can contact you when we set the next dates.

Living with ADHD and Autism

This supportive 10-week course is designed to help parents understand the behaviours that may occur when their child has a diagnosis of ADHD and/or autism. We look at giving an understanding of ADHD and autism, while giving parents/carers are given an opportunity to work on difficult issues in a safe and nonjudgemental environment

The course focuses on building self-esteem in our children as well as exploring effective communication - ours as well as theirs. We also look at understanding and managing emotions including dealing with anger. The course looks at the importance of setting limits and boundaries.

The course runs three times per year and lasts for 10 weeks. It costs £45.00 for members (£60.00 per couple for members).

The next course will start on Thursday 27th April and is an evening course from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. For further details and to book, please email Therese Glynn or call her on 020 8429 1552.

123 Magic - Managing Difficult Behaviour

A four session programme to teach you effective and well-researched ways to manage difficult behaviour 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 run in Spring 2017. For further information, please email Minoo Noor or call her on 020 8429 1552.

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. The next course will start on Wednesday 19th April 2017 from 6.30-7.30pm.  

For further details and to express an interest, please email Blaise McDonald or call her on 020 8429 4194.