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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

Puberty and Neurodiversity with Dr Mark Brown

It was clear from the start that this was going to be a direct, honest, and practical workshop. Mark began by saying that however much we may wish it isn’t going to happen, even neurodiverse children and young people will go through puberty. Puberty is part of being a human being. Autism or ADHD does … Continue reading Puberty and Neurodiversity with Dr Mark Brown

SPACE Christmas Card Appeal 2021

Help us make a difference to other Hertfordshire families this Christmas.For Christmas, we're asking supporters to please consider donating to SPACE Hertfordshire instead of sending Christmas cards.In return, we'll send you a SPACE Christmas eco-friendly e-card, which you will be able to share with your loved ones explaining that you have donated what you'd usually … Continue reading SPACE Christmas Card Appeal 2021

DLA workshop with the Money Advice Unit

Sally Hattle from the Money Advice Unit joined SPACE for a hugely informative workshop on how to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). What is DLA? Any child who has a disability – including autism, ADHD and neurodiverse conditions – might qualify for DLA. DLA helps to meet the extra costs that you might have … Continue reading DLA workshop with the Money Advice Unit

My 50th Birthday jump for SPACE

Six years ago our younger son was diagnosed with ADHD and autism.  Whilst I had anticipated the ADHD diagnosis and done research on it, the Autism one came as a big surprise. Being an investigator, I started investigating and I found a small local neurodiversity charity, called SPACE, who provided us with information, support and activities … Continue reading My 50th Birthday jump for SPACE

ADHD & Me: Q&A with Karen Spencer, General Manager of SPACE

In the first of our '...and Me' series, Karen Spencer, General Manager of SPACE Hertfordshire opens up about her recent ADHD diagnosis When did you find out you had ADHD? Officially? About a month ago, unofficially when the people I worked with and a Clinical Psychologist I work with told me about 5 years ago. How … Continue reading ADHD & Me: Q&A with Karen Spencer, General Manager of SPACE

I ran the London Virtual Marathon for SPACE

I took up running in 2016. I was already a semi-regular at parkrun but could be found watching from the side-lines rather than participating – it was my wife, Francesca, who was a regular park runner. One day curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see what it was all about and … Continue reading I ran the London Virtual Marathon for SPACE