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

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

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

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

SPACE launches new social communications workshops

Launched in conjunction with specialist Speech and Language Therapist Sam Amos, who has a clinical specialism in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, our SPACE to Connect programme of workshops is designed specifically to help children aged approximately 11-14 years who have social communication difficulties. The programme has been launched in response to feedback from SPACE families … Continue reading SPACE launches new social communications workshops

SPACE’s graffiti event hits the headlines

SPACE hit the headlines for all the right reasons this weekend when MyCroxleyNews reported on the success of our fantastic graffiti session, hosted by The Red House pub in Croxley Green with graffiti artist Lee. SPACE is the Red House's charity of the year this year and we are so grateful for their support. A … Continue reading SPACE’s graffiti event hits the headlines

What’s coming up in September

We've had a wonderful summer and have loved seeing everyone that attended our summer events programme. September brings so many new beginnings - new classes, new schools, new colleges and new opportunities. These can be both exciting and anxious times and SPACE are here, as always, to support and celebrate alongside you. We have some … Continue reading What’s coming up in September

Summer softplay and gymnastics

SPACE have been running summer SEN and siblings classes with Stortford Gymnastics over the holidays. It's been brilliant to see so many excited and happy faces making full use of all the facilities and equipment the gym has to offer. After a group welcome activity our fearless little Spacers have been free to explore with … Continue reading Summer softplay and gymnastics