March 2022 Highlights

We sprang into Spring welcoming March with a typically packed schedule of workshops and activities for all our SPACE families. There were lots of things to celebrate in March too. All the hard work and determination shown by the young SPACErs at Karate club paid of as they had their official grading. Celebrations all round … Continue reading March 2022 Highlights

Supporting Siblings

The brothers and sisters of our neurodiverse children are amazing. They will often have a completely unique relationship – understanding and interpreting their sibling’s experiences better than anyone. And research shows that having a SEND sibling can help children be more tolerant, more resilient, more understanding and accepting of others and many other valuable traits … Continue reading Supporting Siblings

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022

We have launched a new video in celebration of Neurodiversity Celebration Week and all of the amazing children, young people and families who make our SPACE community the fun, supportive, inclusive place it is. We are the Dreamers Did you know that more than 15% of people are neurodivergent? They may be Autistic, have … Continue reading Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022

#BreakTheBias: International Women’s Day 2022

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias. Bias is a big contributor to the underdiagnosis of both Autism and ADHD in females. Autism is underdiagnosed in girls and women Far more boys than girls are diagnosed with autism. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that girls are less likely to be autistic. Autism … Continue reading #BreakTheBias: International Women’s Day 2022

SPACE Conference with Professor Tony Attwood

SPACE is proud to present a conference for parents, carers and professionals with the world renowned Autism expert, Professor Tony Attwood. Book tickets here: With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder and we are thrilled he is flying … Continue reading SPACE Conference with Professor Tony Attwood

SPACE makes final 8 at the National Diversity Awards

What an absolutely inspiring time we have had at the National Diversity Awards this weekend. We didn't win the category we were finalists in this year, but were so honoured and humbled to have made it to the final 8 in our category of Community Organisation of the Year for Disability out of over 50,000 … Continue reading SPACE makes final 8 at the National Diversity Awards

Volunteering and Me: Tina’s Story

My son was eight when he was diagnosed with ADHD and autism. But our challenges began long before that. He was really struggling and we were dealing with lots of challenging behaviour, had little to no support from school, were finding it impossible to get appointments with the paediatrician and were filled with worry and … Continue reading Volunteering and Me: Tina’s Story