Tuesday 27th February, 10am-1.30pm – Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children with ASD and ADHD with Linda Campbell-Arthur MA (Clin).
This workshop offers parents tools for understanding and managing anxiety in children with ASD and ADHD. We look at the specific nature of anxiety and signs to watch out for. There will be some time to discuss individual examples and to give specific recommendations to parents. Session ends with a demonstration of progressive muscle relaxation
Tuesday 27th March, 10am-1.30pm – Special Needs & Puberty. Ready or Not, Here It Comes with Mark Brown of Special Help 4 Special Needs.
This workshop aims to explore the issues faced by children/teenagers with special needs and the people around them when the child/teenager is going through puberty. This includes identifying some of the characteristics of puberty that have an impact on children/teenagers with special needs, providing understanding in relation to anger management as teenagers and looking at practical approaches towards inappropriate sexualised behaviour.
Tuesday April 24th, 10am-1.30pm – Just a Few More Minutes Please – Sleep Problems with Mark Brown of Special Help 4 Special Needs.
Mark will explore the difficulties associated with sleep and children with special needs, as well as some neuro-typical children, and provide some general ideas and approaches toward getting better sleep.‘The need for sleep is not just about being exhausted; it is about the mental and physical wellbeing of the person.’ A free lunch is provided after each workshop. Family Matters run workshops and drop-in sessions at the Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road, Teddington TW11 8HT every fourth Tuesday of the month from 10am-1pm except for school holidays. Ruils staff, including Sian Austin and Linda Campbell-Arthur from Family Matters, Alex Hardy from Independent Support and Sue Robson from the Sitting & Befriending service, are on hand to answer your questions. Family Matters offers 1:1 support for parents and carers of children with extra needs. We can work with you to focus on areas of family life that are causing concern and identify steps to address them. We can provide information, support and advocacy services. If we can’t find an answer, we’ll find someone who can.