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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. https://videopress.com/v/4exFXtIG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true 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

SPACE Summer Workshops Open for Bookings

We have released our summer training, workshops and courses schedule for parents and carers today. Some much in demand regular workshops are joined by some new ones that we have added based on feedback from SPACE families including workshops on anger and conflict and how to support learners who have demand avoidance. Booking for April … Continue reading SPACE Summer Workshops Open for Bookings

#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: https://space-presents-professor-tony-attwood.eventbrite.co.uk/?aff=web 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

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