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

ASD and Tourettes: Sophia Savidis-Macris

A huge thank you to Sophia Savidis-Macris who joined us for what was both an educational and inspirational talk on autism and Tourette Syndrome. Sophia shared with us the events that led up to her ASD diagnosis when she was 16. How years of masking took their toll and everything came to a head on … Continue reading ASD and Tourettes: Sophia Savidis-Macris

Online Check In and Chat with Team SPACE – Talking Teens

At today's Check in and Chat, Clare Brillus and Nicky Chaperlin shared their wisdom on the world of Post-16 SEN parenting, and the challenges of transitioning into this new terrain of independence. Both Clare and Nicky are part of the Senior Leadership Team of SPACE Herts, and they both also have 16-year-old neurodiverse children. The … Continue reading Online Check In and Chat with Team SPACE – Talking Teens

#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