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Read our September 2016 Newsletter

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Sept 4: Achieving for Children Integrated Services for Children with Disabilities invite you to a Family Fun Day
Contact: jodi.williams@achievingforchildren.org.uk – 020-8831-6357
david.arrow@achievingforchildren.org.uk – 020-8547-6564

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Caroline Baxter, Afc

Sept 5 & 7: You can meet the Head of Integrated Services for Children with Disabilities. Here’s the full calendar:   ISCD Parent Drop Ins

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Sept 8: Ruils invite you to the Richmond Disability Forum.  Put your questions, issues and concerns to your two local  MPs about SEND & ADHD etc …

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Homework Workshop Sept

September 10: ADHD Richmond – Homework Workshop  Last chance to book your place on this important Back top School workshop 1100-1400 (Note change of time) Mina Hogan Room, St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Road, Teddington TW11 9HF

Hilary Nunns is a behavior specialist teacher and believes that with ADHD the behaviour is trying to tell us something. This three hour workshop will look at tackling the homework blues. Hilary is funny, highly experienced and understands ADHD. She will be looking at strategies to support your children managing homework tasks. She will want you to bring an example of work along with you, so this is a real hands on session.

Subsidised cost of £15. Pay by cash or cheque to Valerie Ivens, 77 Langham Road Teddington TW119HG and  confirm your place via info@adhdrichmond.org  Please add the name of the workshop and your name.

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Rocket Science

Sept 16 deadline: RocketScience wants your story about unmet needs in Richmond. Are local services working for you? What could be better? How could your life be improved? Here’s the survey

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NHS England

Sept 16 deadline: Speak up for ADHD on a new NHS England Advisory Group? Apply here

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Teaching for neurodiversity

Tell your teachers, social workers, etc … about this FREE TeachingforNeurodiversityflier    which includes ADHD.  There are dates from Sept to Dec 2016 and venues throughout UK including Hampton, Middlesex. For more information, email: trainthetrainer@patoss-dyslexia.org or DfETraining@arkellcentre.org.uk or trainthetrainer@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

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Sept 20: ADHD Richmond Talk

Also here for this Talk is a UCL researcher who is recruiting children with ADHD for a new study. Please contact if interested: aislinn.bowler.14@ucl.ac.uk

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Minfulness

September 24th: ADHD Richmond’s Mindfulness Taster Half day workshop

Dr Stuart Baker is a psychologist and Mindfulness practitioner. There is plenty of evidence now linking a mastery of mindfulness with a better ability to cope with stress anxiety and anger. This half day exploration of Mindfulness will offer you the opportunity to practice and see the benefits for yourself. It will also be a refresher for those who have previously attended courses and could use an afternoon of practice. To be held in Kew Gardens or Teddington (weather dependent)

Subsidised cost of £15. Pay by cash or cheque to Valerie Ivens, 77 Langham Road Teddington TW119HG, to confirm your place. Please note the name of the workshop and your name. Alternatively you can pay at our meetings  

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UCL study

Aislinn Bowler of IOE London is recruiting children with ADHD for new study. Please contact if interested: aislinn.bowler.14@ucl.ac.uk  Aislinn will be talking to us on Sept 20 about this

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AfC training

October 11: ADHD Practitioner training. Inform your teachers, GP, LSA & anyone working with ADHD chilrden about this course.
It will enable practitioners working with children and young people and/or their families to increase their understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course will provide an overview of what ADHD is and the impact it has upon school and home life. By the end of the day practitioners will have the essential skills and knowledge to better support children and their families locally.
Contact:
Claire Grayson (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
Put ADHD in the search bar of the Afc training website for more training events

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Maudsley Advert-page-001ADHD teenagers wanted for Maudsley NHS study. £35 paid. If you are interested in taking part or wish to find out more, please contact the research team via phone: 07940 407 664, email: moodmapperresearch@gmail.com

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Oct 8 OT Workshop

October 8th: 11 – 1  ADHD Richmond’s Understanding Sensory Processing. Occupational Therapy Workshop. Nora Lack will be running this half day workshop for us. Nora has worked with children with ADHD for many years and is part of the team at Kensington and Chelsea dealing with processing of auditory, visual,verbal and tactile information. it is very common for children with adhd to have some form of sensory processing difficulty (difficulty in writing, processing information from the board, zoning out with talking, sensitive to scratchy labels etc…)

The aim of this workshop is to encourage parents and carers to support children at home with strategies and ideas and equipment that can really help children and young people become aware of the specific challenges and to understand how those challenges might be showing up at home.

Subsidised cost of £15. Pay by cash or cheque to Valerie Ivens, 77 Langham Road Teddington TW119HG, to confirm your place. Please note the name of the workshop and your name. Alternatively you can pay at our meetings  

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Oct 24 – Nov 4: Orange Tree Theatre & Flute Theatre present sensory gameplay version of The Tempest game for 8 yrs+ young people with ADHD, ASD, SEN. Visit  for more details

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123 Magic Poster Star Nov 2016-page-001November 3: Our next Parenting course begins. They are part of the ADHD treatment diagnosis recommended by the Nice guidelines.
This is a free course and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. You are asked to attend all sessions
Contact Karen Williams on 020 8547 6965 or 07771 974388

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Train the trainer

November 3: Free Train the Trainer event – Hampton. This “Teaching for Neurodiversity” including ADHD event is open to two representatives from your school. INFORM YOUR SCHOOL ABOUT THIS FREE TRAINING NOW
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November 12 1100-1300 ADHD Richmond Family Workshop – challenging dynamics

Dr Paul Anthony will be running this workshop. It will be a wonderful way to work with other parents to understand the ways which family members can ‘wind each other up’ and how these situations can very easily get out of control. This workshop, run by a family therapist specialising in adhd and autism will look dynamically at the family unit to try to help you understand the feelings and emotions that underly these often explosive and repetitive behaviour patterns. Dr Anthony will aim to give you plenty of tips and ideas to support a return to the status quo and an ability to spot the signs and understand the repetitive behaviours. Something much needed by many families!

Subsidised cost of £15. Pay by cash or cheque to Valerie Ivens, 77 Langham Road Teddington TW119HG, to confirm your place. Please note the name of the workshop and your name. Book NOW

 

November 3: Our Parenting courses are fun and popular. They are part of the ADHD treatment diagnosis recommended by the Nice guidelines.
This is a free course and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. You are asked to attend all sessions
Contact Karen Williams on 020 8547 6965 or 07771 974388
 

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Tues Talks 2016

Put our 2016 Talks in your diary. Please print/email this flyer for your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc…

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Website created, managed & sponsored by Alastair Yates

Our venue is kindly donated by Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Kingston

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