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Parent & Carer Training

ADD-vance provides a range of training courses and workshops for parent carers, including our popular 6-week courses and a variety of more focused workshops on different topics.

All our training is provided by two specialist and fully qualified trainers.  Trainers are also ‘experts by experience’; we all have children with ADHD and/or Autism and many of us have a diagnosis ourselves! 

We do our best to include a range of days and times to allow as many people to access our training as possible.

Our usual 6-week courses and workshops are currently running online, via Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your own home! For full details of current courses and workshops and to book your FREE tickets, please see eventbrite.

Upcoming Training

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FREE ONLINE workshops for parents/carers

We are delighted to offer a programme of FREE ONLINE AUTUMN 2021 and SPRING 2022 WORKSHOPS for parents/carers funded by Hertfordshire County Council.

THE SEND JOURNEY WORKSHOPS

Identifying ADHD and/or Autism

Caring for your neurodiverse child (and yourself!)

Working in partnership with school 

Managing the transition to Primary School

Managing the transition to Secondary School

Applying for an EHCP

Preparing for an EHCP Annual Review

Support for Dads

Supporting Siblings in neurodiverse families

Preparing for Adulthood 

Thinking about College?

Thinking about University?

PSYCHO-EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Understanding ADHD

Understanding Autism

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Understanding ADHD in Girls

Understanding Autism in Girls

Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Understanding Sensory Differences

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Teens with ADHD/Autism

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Tips and tools to build your child’s self esteem

Tips and tools to support communication with your child

Tips and tools to improve sleep

Tips and tools to teach your child about emotions and self-regulation

Tips and tools to support your child’s learning (executive function)

Tips and tools for toileting

Tips and tools to manage change (transitions)

Tips and tools for positive behaviour

Tips and tools to manage anger

Tips and tools to help your child manage sensory differences

Tips and tools to manage anxiety

Tips and tools to manage self-harm

Tips and tools to support your child through puberty

Tips and tools to teach your child social skills

For more information and to book your FREE ticket, please see eventbrite.

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

FREE ONLINE six week courses for parents/carers

Understanding ADHD and Autism ONLINE 6 week course for parents/carers

This interactive course is designed for parent/carers of children aged 5 to 14 yrs with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism. 

Every course is bespoke to the needs of each group.  Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding ADHD, Autism and related conditions
  • Building your child’s self-esteem
  • Understanding anxiety and anger triggers
  • Reducing meltdowns and other behaviours which challenge
  • Developing positive behaviour strategies
  • Working collaboratively with school
  • Knowing your rights and how to advocate for your child 
  • Reducing your own stress levels
  • Managing the needs of siblings
  • Improving communication as a family
  • Connecting with other families and sharing experiences
  • Signposting to useful resources and local support networks.

Understanding Teens with ADHD and Autism ONLINE 6 week course for parents/carers 

This interactive course is designed for parents/carers of children aged 12 to 15 yrs with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism.  A basic knowledge of ADHD and/or Autism is assumed.  Every course is bespoke to the needs of each group.  Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the challenges faced by teens living with ADHD and/or Autism
  • Helping your teen to understand themselves better and develop their identity
  • Exploring your parenting style and how this may impact your teen
  • Considering the importance of communication and empathy
  • Using positive behaviour strategies which work for teens
  • Supporting your teen to develop healthy relationships with others
  • Understanding why your teen is more likely to feel anxious or angry
  • Developing strategies to help them manage and regulate emotions
  • Spotting the signs of secondary mental health disorders
  • Understanding how to manage growing levels of independence safely
  • Building a positive, collaborative relationship with school
  • Planning for the future
  • Signposting to useful resources and local support networks.

For more information and to book your FREE ticket, please see eventbrite.

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