Summer Holidays Check in and Chat

Liz Stanley and Christine Armstrong recently facilitated a Check In and Chat Zoom session to help attendees think about and prepare for the summer holidays. As Liz said, love ‘em or loathe ‘em they are about to be here and a little bit of preparation in advance can help to ensure that the children and … Continue reading Summer Holidays Check in and Chat

Understanding and Supporting Emotional Regulation

We were recently joined by Susan Brooks, Educational and Child Psychologist, who led a workshop on Understanding and Supporting Emotional Regulation covering: The impact of Sensory ProcessingArousal levels and AnxietyUnderstanding our own emotional regulation andHelpful strategies for supporting our children Susan went through so much useful information! She started the workshop by talking about what … Continue reading Understanding and Supporting Emotional Regulation

Check in and Chat: Autism and ADHD

This week’s Check in and Chat was hosted by Liz Stanley, SPACE’s Training Lead, who led us through a whistle stop tour of SPACE’s Understanding Autism and ADHD Workshop. We covered: What is Autism and ADHDThe characteristics of Autism and ADHDExecutive Functioning and Emotional RegulationThe impact of a dual diagnosis There was so much helpful … Continue reading Check in and Chat: Autism and ADHD

LIVE! Ranger Stu Animal Encounters

After months of our Virtual Zoo Zoom events with Ranger Stu it was absolutely amazing to be back in person at our first LIVE animal encounters of the year. The children were very brave, holding and stroking lots of the animals from birds to invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. They learned lots of fun facts too! … Continue reading LIVE! Ranger Stu Animal Encounters

Outdoors play at The Patch

What a joy to be back watching SPACE families enjoy some completely uninhibited outdoor play at our exclusive sessions at The Patch. The Patch is a very special place, set in beautiful countryside surroundings and everyone was made to feel so welcome by Liz who runs it. There is always so much for the children, … Continue reading Outdoors play at The Patch

#Harley’s 3 miles for SPACE

Harley has known that he is autistic since he was diagnosed when he was 3. We call it his Superpower. He likes to chat and often when we are out and about he may strike up a conversation with someone, tell them that he is 'tistic (as he puts it!) and ask them if they … Continue reading #Harley’s 3 miles for SPACE

Check in and Chat – Talking Teens: Post-16 transitions

Online Check in and Chat - Talking Teens On today's Check in and Chat we were joined by Sandra Mahoney, DSPL4's transition worker for post 16s. Sandra was employed by DSPL4 (Borough of Broxbourne; from Hoddesdon to Waltham Cross) following a consultation with parents, schools, settings and other stakeholders in the area which found post 16 … Continue reading Check in and Chat – Talking Teens: Post-16 transitions

Online cookalong – Chicken Enchiladas

Another fantastic exclusive SPACE cookery class hosted by Carole Rose who runs the Alphabake Cookery School. Chicken Enchiladas - yum! It is always so lovely to see the kids take so much pride in making meals not just for themselves but for others too. These classes are great for building confidence, gaining valuable life skills … Continue reading Online cookalong – Chicken Enchiladas