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Parenting Special Children - Worshops February - March 2021

Parenting Special Children have the following coming up. All online via Zoom. Clicking the titles/links opens the bookings system with further information:


Teen Brain Matters: Berkshire

Wed 24 February: 7-9pm

For parents/carers with a child who lives, or attends a school, in Berkshire.

This workshop combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology with practical strategies to help families understand the changes teenagers are going through, and how they can support. The workshop has been developed by The Charlie Waller Trust and Dr John Coleman, a psychologist and author with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years. 

A ‘trauma informed’ version of this workshop will run on Thursday 11 March (evening) and Tuesday 16 March (daytime).


Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group

For families of girls with Autism and/or ADHD whether diagnosed or not. Places available for both Berkshire and non-Berkshire attendees.

Thur 25 February: 7-8.30pm Topic: Rewriting the narrative – Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school. The findings may be relevant for other neuro-divergent young people who stop attending school, and the staff working with them.

Thur 25 March: 7-8.30pm Topic: An exploration of sex differences and the cost of camouflaging autistic behaviours. Guest Speaker: Victoria Milner will be joining us to share some of the findings from her PhD research. Victoria is in the second year of her studies at King’s College London, and is supervised by Professor Francesca Happé and Dr Will Mandy. This event is suitable for parent/carers, teachers and other professionals.


The A Team: Awesome Autism/ADHD: Poundfit session

Sat 27 February – Primary Age: 9.30-10.30am, Secondary Age: 11am-12pm 

For girls with Autism and/or ADHD (age 5 – 18) who live, or attend a school, in Berkshire.


Dads and Male Carers Support Group

For birth fathers & male carers (adoptive parents, foster and kinship carers) of children who have experienced trauma/have special needs. Places available for both Berkshire and non-Berkshire families.  

Tue 2 March: 7.30-9.30pm - Rights of the Child

Tue 13 April: 7.30-9.30pm - Dealing with Tensions and Conflict at Home and at School


Kinship Carers Support Group: Sensory Processing Q&A

Wed 3 March: 11am-12.30pm 

For family members who are caring for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents (e.g. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Family Friends). Places available for both Berkshire and non-Berkshire families.


ADHD and Medication Workshop

Wed 3 March: 7-8.30pm 

Led by Dr Carsten Vogt (Berkshire CAMHS Consultant) for Berkshire and non-Berkshire parents/carers and professionals.


Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

Wed 10 March: 7.30-9pm

Places available for both Berkshire and non-Berkshire families.  


Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – Berkshire West

Tue 16, 23 and 30 March: 7-8.30pm

For families registered with a Berkshire West NHS area GP surgery (Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham).


Who to contact

0118 9863532

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Varioius February-March

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