Understanding Autism for Siblings age 15-18

On Saturday 22nd April from 10.30am till 2.00pm, Geoff Evans will be joining us to facilitate a session for older siblings of children on the autism spectrum to support them to gain a greater understanding of their brother or sister how autism affects them. It is also to provide an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences.

The session is aimed at siblings age 14-18.

For more information or to book please click here.

Dean Beadle - Anxiety & School Experiences

On Thursday 11th May from 7.00pm till 9.00pm, Dean Beadle is going to be joining us to talk about anxiety and his school experiences. The venue will be Pinner High School.

Dean has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of life with Aspergers Syndrome. In recent years he has also spoken in Denmark, Belgium, Guernsey and Ireland as well as undertaking four annual seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on his diagnosis. In 2011 Dean's speaking was brought to a wider audience, as a clip of one of his speeches was viewed across the world on Youtube.

He is also an experienced journalist, having been published in local, regional, national and international publications. Between 2008 and 2011 he worked freelance for Greenwich Time Newspaper, a local newspaper in London. As part of this he did everything from fitness columns and celebrity interviews through to concert reviews and news reports. Between October 2012 and December 2013 Dean edited the Network Autism 'Autism in Practice' newsletter which was sent to subscribers in over 90 countries. He has also written for The Guardian, Londonpaper and NAS Communication magazine.

Between 2012 and 2014 Dean sat on the judging panel for the NAS Professionals Awards. An interview with Dean is featured as a key resource in the Autism Education Trust training programme which has just celebrated training 100,000 schools staff.
Dean is also a singer and in 2017 he will be performing at charity balls across the country.

Dean is honorary president of 'Autism Puzzles'- a parent led charity in Cardiff, Wales.

For more information or to book please click here.

Planning for University with Dr Lewis Owens

On Tuesday 25th April from 6.30pm till 8.30pm CAAS are delighted to welcome Dr. Lewis Owens who will deliver a two-hour workshop will cover all aspects of applying to University within the UK, with a specific focus on students and families with a diagnosis of ADHD and/or autism. As well as covering the basic application procedure, the session will also highlight the legal and practical implications of the application procedure for students with either diagnosis.

Lewis has worked and advised in the UK Higher Education system for over 15 years. During this time he has gained considerable insight into secondary and tertiary education in his roles as an undergraduate supervisor at Cambridge University, University Lecturer and Admissions Tutor, Higher Education Officer at a leading independent 6th Form College, and consultant to many leading companies.

Lewis has published widely and established his own education consultancy in 2006 which is recognised as one of the leading education consultancies in Europe. He was awarded a PhD from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 2000.

For more information or to book please click here.

Transition to High School

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 from 5.30pm till 8.00pm.

Is your child with a diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism transferring to High School this September? Do you and your child have anxieties and concerns regarding this next stage of their education? Would you like some strategies and support to help you and your child?

Parents and their children who are transferring are invited to attend our Transition evening which will consist of two separate workshops. The children’s session will address any worries, anxieties and questions they may have in a fun and interactive way. Parents will have information and advice available and an opportunity to share their worries and concerns.

This also provides a valuable opportunity for our charity to link your child with our Youth Project to provide ongoing support through 11-25 years.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to book please click here.