Breaking Down Barriers

The Breaking Down Barriers course is ideal for parent/carers and relatives, who have either recently received a diagnosis or who would like to learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).This training course is most suited to parent/carers of children with High Functioning Autism, formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.

This interactive and practical course will give you a comprehensive insight into your child’s condition.  It will enable you to build upon your existing strengths and enhance your family relationships.

You will learn new strategies to help improve your child’s self-esteem, develop ways to increase their social skills and independence and gain a broader understanding of the external factors that contribute to their behaviour.

The unique and insightful Breaking Down Barriers course incorporates the successful behaviour management programme 1-2-3 Magicwhich is highly recommended by clinicians.  This effective, yet simple programme, is easy to learn and is particularly suited for children with ADHD and ASC.

Our aim is that you complete the course feeling empowered and confident in your role as a parent/carer.  Therefore, whilst we have a course overview, each course is tailored to meet the individual requirements of the group.  Support doesn’t stop at the end of the final session.  We offer post-course follow up via our telephone helpline and at our support groups.  Additional one to one coaching can be arranged where appropriate (fees apply).

Throughout the course, books and DVDs relating to each topic covered will be available to borrow to those that have joined as a member and want to consolidate their learning.  Books and DVDs are available to borrow for a period of one month at a time and a refundable £10 deposit is required (cash or cheque).

The course is typically delivered over 7 x 3 hourly weekly sessions and is led by Specialist ADHD/ASC Trainers who have also parented a child with ADHD/ASC.

Please click here  for further information on typical course content.

Please note that we are unable to provide creche facilities and the training is for adults only.

Please see the list below for dates, times and locations of Breaking Down Barriers training 2017 courses for this coming term

No. of Sessions: 7 weekly sessions, 3 hours per week

Venue: Toddington Guiding HQ, St Georges Close, Toddington, Beds.   LU5 6AT

Daytime Course 10.00am – 1.00pm

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June 2017

4th, 11th, 18th July 2017


Venue: St Joseph’s School, Bedford, Beds.   

Daytime Course 10.00am – 1.00pm

10th, 17th, 24th May 2017

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 2017


Venue: BEST House, Shefford Road, Clifton, Beds.   SG17 5QS

Evening Course 6.30pm – 9.30pm

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September 2017

5th, 12th, 19th October


Daytime Course 10.00am – 1.00pm

31st October

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2017

5th, 12th December 2017