Regular Courses

Supporting Carers of people on the Autism Spectrum through Training (SCATT)

Are you a parent/carer of an autistic child or young person? SCATT courses are an excellent source of information for those new to autism or those requiring a little more in-depth knowledge. For daytime courses creche can be provided free of charge for Harrow residents. Creche may be available for those from other local authorities but will have to be paid for by the family. There will be no creche facility for evening courses.

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:

• Introductory Week
• Understanding Autism & Listening to Autistic Adults
• Understanding Communication
• Understanding Sensory Differences
• Understanding Behaviour
• Putting it all into practice: practical planning session.
• Autism and The Family
• Emotion Coaching and Taking Care of Ourselves

We are running two SCATT courses in January. One, primarily for parents of those over 10, will begin on Tuesday 16th January and the second, primarily for parents of those under 10 will begin on Thursday 18th January 2018. Both will be daytime courses from 10.00am till 12.00pm. Please email Lynne Laverty for further information.

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 (£70.00 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.

We will be running a Living With Teens course in the Spring of 2018. If you are 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 (£80.00 per couple for members). For daytime courses creche can be provided free of charge for Harrow residents. Creche may be available for those from other local authorities but will have to be paid for by the family. There will be no creche facility for evening courses.

The September course is fully booked. The next course will begin in January 2018 and will be an evening course from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. To be place on the waiting list, please email Therese Glynn.

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 start on Monday 20th November from 12.30pm till 2.30pm. 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. There are no dates planned but for further details and to express an interest, please email Blaise McDonald or call her on 020 8429 4194.

WhyTry

The WhyTry course is an interactive programme that helps young people to overcome their challenges and develop skills to support their behaviour and learning.

WhyTry teaches critical social and emotional principles to young people using a series of pictures (visual analogies), music and physical activities. Topics include:


• Anger Management
• Problem Solving
• Dealing with Peer Pressure
• Living Laws and Rules
• Building a Support System
• Motivation and Resilience
• Having a Vision for their Future

The course is aimed at 13-15year olds with ADHD. This course is not suitable for autistic young people.  The next course starts on Wednesday 20th September from 6pm till 7.30pm.

To book, please contact Blaise on blaise@adhdandautism.org