Our #ADHD #RichmondUponThames & #KingstonUponThames Newsletter, from 15 July, is now out
Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from our newly-named ADHD Richmond and Kingston
Your Management Committee last week took a decision to make this name change to reflect the fact that we also offer our services to families in the Kingston Borough area. This is in line with the children’s services organisation – Achieving for Children – which covers both Boroughs.
We are awaiting a new logo and plan to re-write our Handbook to include information about Kingston services and advice (if you have knowledge of the Kingston services and would like to help us with this please get in touch)
On Monday (16 July): It’s our last Club session (before the Summer break) and we have a special guest for parents to meet and ask for advice. David Arrow is the Inclusion Development Officer for AfC. He enables children and young people who have disabilities to access out of school activities, and specifically to increase leisure and sports activities arranged around the special needs of children and young people. Bring your children 6yrs+ to play whilst you listen to David. Whitton Youth Zone 3.45-4.45
We are asking you for your vote on continuing this Club at Whitton from September or having a martial arts session at a Richmond-based sports centre instead. Please visit either of our Facebook pages to take part in our survey. This will be YOUR decision
21 July: our last Play/Meet-Up (until September). Meet our Parent Patronage Panel member, Jenny Cooper, whilst your children enjoy themselves.
We don’t have seminars over the Summer break but return in September with the UK’s undoubted lead expert on ADHD Prof. Eric Taylor from Kings College on Wed eve 12th and Dr Rachel Gow – a child neuropsychologist on nutrition on Tues 25th.
However, we have arranged for more canoe/kayak sessions over the Summer due to overwhelming response for these special ADHD-focussed events …
July 24 -30 Aug: Book now for these first-ever ADHD specific canoe/kayak sessions via Liz Foster: 020 8831 6134
Additional dates have been added due to great response. So there are now some Monday and Friday sessions too
Open to children from ANY Borough
… and also have arranged with The Lighthouse Project for your children (over 11 yrs old) to attend a FREE BBQ at Ham Youth Centre on Thursday 26 July
Please support this BBQ because we may be able to offer your children (over 11yrs) a regular Thursday evening session with the Lighthouse Project if there’s enough interest in this!
Alastair, Amy-Lou, Iain and Geraldine hope you have a great Summer break and look forward to seeing you perhaps before we return normal services in September.
You can still keep in touch though via email@example.com or online