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Summer 2020: ADHD friendly activities for the whole family

With the summer holidays quickly approaching, the end of school and social distancing measures still in place, families of young people with ADHD might find it difficult to keep children occupied with a variety of activities.  However, we’re thrilled to say that there are many accessibility options available which can be carried out either indoors …

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Richmond Parent Carer Forum – Post Audit Survey

Email from Richmond Parent Carer Forum – 2 July 2020 Dear Voluntary Sector Partners, Please could you share this email with your mailing list. 1,494 EHCPs were recently audited as part of the LGSCO’s (The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman) recommendations in his report dated 18th October 2019.  The audit considered information from 1st April …

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Healthwatch Richmond wants to hear from you!

We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Richmond Healthwatch, an independent champion for healthcare and social services, who would like to hear your experiences of these services, especially during lockdown, via a Zoom focal group call. Your views and experiences could help shape the way such services are delivered so we would encourage you to participate. …

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COVID-19 & Anxiety: helpful resources for children and young people

The University of Oxford and the University of Reading have gathered a resource for supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19.  During this difficult period, many children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried. This behaviour is expected – to address their concerns, the resource provides advice on what adults can …

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Outdoor activities to keep your children engaged

Sensory stimulation – whether a soft, quiet corner with music or a playful sword fight in the mud –  can have a positive impact on ADHD. Exercise can also improve focus, boost self-confidence and self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety and encourage children to get away from computers and smartphones.   However, during these unprecedented times, the …

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International ADHD Online Conference

International ADHD Online Conference taking place mid-June 2020

The International ADHD Online Conference is set to feature talks from three leading experts in the field of ADHD.  Hosted by ADHD Ireland, organisers will be delivering a full-day conference exploring the topic “ADHD explained”.  Bringing you three expert speakers covering ADHD throughout all years, from early years from 0-7 years and then exploring school …

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Learn the latest research and laws with FutureLearn and IPSEA

Kings College via FutureLearn and the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) will be rolling out virtual courses and training sessions this month for parents who are interested to learn the latest ADHD research and law around special educational needs. Explore the following links by FutureLearn and IPSEA to see whether they are of …

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