SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH ADHD-RELATED CONCERNS

A voluntary, independent, non-funded, parent carer support group for the neuro-developmental condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & all its comorbidities. Visit Events and our Facebook page. Read our daily Blog 

WHAT’S ON? WHAT NEWS?

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Hilary Nunns of Can Do Courses spoke to our Group on Tues Sept 20 about Homework. Watch the video and see her homework-tips-20-sept slides.

Hilary can also be heard here on Surrey Hills Radio talking about ADHD, behaviour & education

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ADHD Richmond’s Alastair Yates & Eva Akins appeared on BBC Radio London 21.09.16 to discuss the SEN legal fights with Local Authorities and the 100’s of SEN students who don’t have a school place. Listen here

Eva also appeared on BBC London TV  21.09.16

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Petition: #SEND budgets need ring-fencing for children’s #education not LA #legal fees

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UCL study

Aislinn Bowler of IOE London is recruiting children with ADHD for new study. She is looking at the relationship between motor abilities and spatial navigation. The testing involves going to UCL for around 2 hours where the child will do lots of different activates, including moving around the room and playing computer games. They would pay travel expenses and the child will receive a £10 book voucher. They are looking for children aged 8-16 with a diagnosis of ADHD. Please contact if interested: aislinn.bowler.14@ucl.ac.uk

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Achieving for Children’s Head of service leaves for new post. ADHD Richmond sends best wishes to Caroline Baxter who has been offered and accepted the role of Assistant Director for Disabilities 0-65 in the London Borough of #Croydon Read her letter: dear-all-sept-16

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Young people with ADHD & SEN shows incl. £5 offer from Orange Tree Theatre. Specially designed theatre for those with special needs. Jess and Joe Forever – Thu 29 Sep 2.30pm; The Tempest – 25 Oct – 4 Nov; Twelfth Night, SHAKESPEARE UP CLOSE – Fri 24 March 2017 2.00pm

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Sept 30 deadline: young people with ADHD wanted to join a Debating programme. Read all about it on this debating-mental-health-poster and call Laura on 07779 440836

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Oct 5:  7-9pm  Alastair and Eva will be the guests on Surrey Hill Radio talking about ADHD with Laura Kerbey

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October: 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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October 11: ADHD Richmond Talk – Family Dynamics. Public welcome to join our Group at this Talk. Just email info@adhdrichmond.org to book your place. It’s FREE!

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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 19: What can a school do to support your child? And what can’t it do?
This workshop, run by members of SEND Family Voices at the invitation of the host school, focuses on children and young people in mainstream schools where needs are often being identified for the first time (eg dyslexia, high functioning autism and adhd). There will be a focus on dyslexia and what both school and home can do. Similar approaches can be considered best practice for high functioning autism, social communications and adhd.

Both parents and professionals are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 19th October – 10am to 12noon
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Wednesday 19th October – 7pm to 9pm

both at St.Paul’s Cof E Junior School, Princes Road, Kingston, KT2 6AZ
Conatct SEND Family Voices 07469 746 145
www.sendfamilyvoices.org

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Oct 24 – 27 (9.30am – 3.30pm daily) Southfields SEN camp for 6-12 year olds with mild-moderate special needs. Albemarle School, Princes Way, Southfields, SW19 6JP

Children are welcome to come for however many days they’d like. £60/day (+VAT), discounted to £50/day (+VAT) if all 4 days are booked.

There is £25 funding available from Achieving for Children: Aiming_High_-_Short_Break_Bid_Form_for_Individual_Children_2015___2016

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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. There are other dates from Sept to Dec 2016 at venues throughout UK  see this TeachingforNeurodiversityflier   
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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

 
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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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Due to your requests for evening Talks, as well as our popular daytime ones, we are planning a 7-month trial period in 2017 starting in January. Please email info@adhdrichmond.org to let us know you’re interested & will support these. Topics will follow shortly

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