Tuesday 27th November – Family Matters Workshop on Speech, Language and Communication Needs – 10am to 1pm Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road Teddington TW11 8HT


Alison Huneke from Afasic will be leading a workshop on support for special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. Afasic is a parent-led charity representing the interests of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The charity provides information and support for parents and others through their website and parents’ helpline. … Continue reading Tuesday 27th November – Family Matters Workshop on Speech, Language and Communication Needs – 10am to 1pm Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road Teddington TW11 8HT

New After School Clubs in Richmond


Some new FREE after schools club have just started in Richmond at the Croft Centre, Windham Road, Richmond, TW9 2HP. These clubs are for 8+ and will be running on Tuesday and Thursdays. Here is a link with more information that could be of interest.  https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/short-breaks-and-respite/short-breaks/aiming-high-short-breaks/achieving-for-children-after-school-club

Have your say on future funding of services for Richmond children and families with SEND


Richmond Council is inviting parents, carers, young people and other stakeholders for their views on the future of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Richmond. The results of the consultation will inform the Council’s budget setting process for 2019-20, and help to further develop the local offer of … Continue reading Have your say on future funding of services for Richmond children and families with SEND

Tuesday 16th October Daytime talk – We welcome Tony Doyle of Qbtech who is coming to talk to us about QB (Quantitative behaviour technology) Testing for ADHD


Tuesday 16th October 11am – 1pm at Russell Cooke Solicitors, Kingston KT1 1QN We are incredibly fortunate this week to have Tony Doyle show us the QB testing used in ADHD assessments. This is the new form of computer assisted testing which assesses for hyperactivity along with rapid eye movement etc. Tony will explain how … Continue reading Tuesday 16th October Daytime talk – We welcome Tony Doyle of Qbtech who is coming to talk to us about QB (Quantitative behaviour technology) Testing for ADHD

Navigating through Transitions: A Guide for Parents of Children & Young People with ADHD – slides now available


We found the talk by ADHD Specialist Archie Chimanayi last Wednesday most informative. It covered the issues children and young people can face at two main transition stages in their lives and how parents can help them manage these. Here are the slides.  Managing Transitions (ADHD Kingston & Richmond) presentation

Wednesday Evening Talk on 10th October – 7pm to 9pm at Ham Youth Centre – Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers


ADHD Specialist Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers. Archie has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS across inpatient and community settings working with both children and adults with mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has also delivered parenting … Continue reading Wednesday Evening Talk on 10th October – 7pm to 9pm at Ham Youth Centre – Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers

Meeting of Children’s Services and Schools Overview and Scrutiny Committee at York House, Monday, 8 October 2018 7:00 pm


At this meeting Achieving for Children will be reporting to Richmond Council on what they have been doing and Councillors will have the opportunity to scrutinise their report and ask questions. Parents can attend and also ask questions if submitted in advance. Details are here: https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=774&MId=4521&Ver=4

Challenging behaviour workshops for parents and carers at Achieving for Children (AfC) on 15th and 16th November


Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour at home? Would you like to talk to a member of our Educational Psychology or Emotional Health teams about this? Achieving for Children would like to invite you to one of the following workshops: For parents of children, 3 to 7 years: Thursday 15 November, 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm … Continue reading Challenging behaviour workshops for parents and carers at Achieving for Children (AfC) on 15th and 16th November

Imminent! SEND Ofsted Inspection announced: Calling all Kingston parents and carers to provide their views on local SEND services and provision


Our colleagues at SEND Family Voices have asked us to pass on the following message to Kingston parents: Last week Ofsted announced a SEND Local Area Inspection for Kingston.  This inspection is to review how Kingston Borough meets its responsibilities to children and young people (from birth to age 25) who have special educational needs … Continue reading Imminent! SEND Ofsted Inspection announced: Calling all Kingston parents and carers to provide their views on local SEND services and provision

Out of hours event to Kew Gardens for visitors with ASD and their carers


Out of hours event for visitors with ASD and their carers Where: Temperate House, Kew Gardens When: Sunday 7th October 2018 Time: 9-10am Cost: Free event including free day entry Event: Kew’s Temperate House is opening at 9am to allow visitors with ASD and their carers to enjoy this iconic glass house for an hour before the gardens … Continue reading Out of hours event to Kew Gardens for visitors with ASD and their carers

#ADHD #RichmondUponThames & #KingstonUponThames unveils its new logo to reflect serving families in @RBkingston @KingstonCCG @SurreyComet ‏@Thekingstonecho @kingstonnews @HWKingston ‏@KingstonCarers ‏@MumsnetKingston ‏


#ADHD #RichmondUponThames & #KingstonUponThames unveils its new logo to reflect serving families in @RBkingston @KingstonCCG @SurreyComet ‏ @Thekingstonecho @kingstonnews @HWKingston @KingstonCarers ‏ @MumsnetKingston ‏ Our thanks to Sue Spenceley Burch for designing & producing it for us

#London’s #SEND timebomb @JennetteArnold @MayorofLondon @LondonAssembly ‏ #AssemblyEdu @FOLKCINFO ‏ #ADHD #specialneeds


#London’s #SEND timebomb @JennetteArnold @MayorofLondon @LondonAssembly ‏ #AssemblyEdu @FOLKCINFO ‏ #ADHD #specialneeds London faces profound challenges regarding Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), in terms of capacity and funding. https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/assembly/londons-special-needs-timebomb