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Parent & Carer Training

ADD-vance provides a range of parent training courses and workshops across Hertfordshire. Our parent training ranges from our full 6 week courses to our focused 2 or 4 hour workshops. The vast majority of our courses are free, we do occasionally run paid-for workshops when demand is especially high but these are always well labelled and there is no chance you could accidentally register to a paid course without realising!

All our training is provided by two experienced and fully qualified trainers. As with all our staff, our trainers are also parents of children affected by Autism/ADHD and bring both technical knowledge and parental experience with them. We do our best to cover all areas of Hertfordshire, as well as including a range of days and times to allow as many people to access the service as possible. We even run specific Dads’ courses from time to time 

Our parent training includes the following topics:

  • Understanding ADHD, Understanding Autism and Understanding Teens – 6 week courses
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Managing Anger & Anxiety
  • Understanding Sensory Needs
  • Autism in Girls
  • Writing Social Stories

Upcoming Training

If you want to be sure you do not miss any opportunities, register as a member to receive details of upcoming courses and workshops as soon as they are available to book. We only email with information on upcoming events and training, we never spam and we never pass your data on to other groups who may try to market to you. You can register by clicking on the member banner below or here.

Courses available for booking now!

ADD-vance Understanding ADHD 6 week course for parent/carers – Hitchin

Dates: from Tuesday 1st October to Tuesday 12th November 2019

Times: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: Hitchin Quaker Meeting House, 1 Paynes Park, SG5 1EH

Course fully booked

These courses are funded by Hertfordshire County Council and are open to residents of Hertfordshire only

Workshops available for booking now!

ADD-vance Understanding ADHD in Girls for Parent/Carers and School Staff

Date: Monday 11th November 2019

Time: 1 pm to 3.30 pm 

Location: Oxlease House, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 9TG

Ticket price: £25 for parent/carers, £30 for school staff

To book, please visit eventbrite

ADD-vance Understanding the EHCP Application Process

Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019

Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm

Location: Community Room, St Albans Fire Station, 153 London Road, St Albans AL1 1TQ

Ticket price: £20

To book, please visit eventbrite

ADD-vance Managing Anxiety for Parent/Carers

Date: Monday 18th November 2019

Time: 9.30 am to 12 pm 

Location: Oxlease House, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 9TG

Ticket price: £25

To book, please visit eventbrite

Keeping Your SEND Family Safe Online delivered by TechSafe

Date: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: Hatfield Fire Station Community Room, Wellfield Road, Hatfield AL10 0DA 

Ticket price: FREE

Course fully booked, to join the waitlist please visit eventbrite

ADD-vance Managing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School for Parent/Carers

Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Time: 9.30 am to 12 pm 

Location: Members Lounge, Hertfordshire Sports Village, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU

Ticket price: £25 

To book, please visit eventbrite

Courses coming soon!

ADD-vance Understanding ADHD 6 week course for parent/carers – Dacorum

Dates: Spring 2020

Times: 10 am to 12 pm

ADD-vance Understanding Autism 6 week course for parent/carers – North Herts

Dates: Spring 2020

Times: 10 am to 12 pm

ADD-vance Understanding Autism 6 week course for parent/carers – St Albans

Dates: Spring 2020

Times: 10 am to 12 pm

ADD-vance Understanding Teens with ADHD and Autism 6 week course for parent/carers – North Herts

Dates: Spring 2020

Times: 7 pm to 9 pm

These courses are funded by Hertfordshire County Council and are open to residents of Hertfordshire only