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Parent Coffee Morning Support Group | June 2022 | Collaborating with my child’s school
3 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST
We understand being a parent is tough. When you’re a parent to a child with ADHD, there are additional challenges people in your friendship circles may not understand. This group is a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for people living with a child diagnosed with ADHD. It’s an opportunity to openly share (if you want to) and connect with other parents who genuinely understand what you’re going through.
Collaborating with my child’s school
This month we are pleased to announce guest speaker Sarah Andrews, ADHD Coach and Consultant on Collaborating with my child’s school.
Often parents, children and their teachers are challenged to overcome ADHD related barriers in education.
This session will help parents understand protocols to overcome commonly encountered barriers to equitable access and participation, including:
- Foundations of accessibility: Diversity and inclusion
- Positive partnerships: Awareness of the consultation process
- Methods, approaches and strategies: Awareness of evidence based practices to overcome common ADHD challenges (Such as Assistive Technology, inclusive practice, cultivating interest, harnessing strengths, executive functioning strategies)
- Developing self-agency: building pathways to success
Sarah Andrews has recently started practicing as an ADHD Coach. Sarah’s previous professional experience began in the UK as a primary school teacher, where Sarah had particular focus on working with children with behavioural and/or emotional challenges. Sarah’s reference states in her classroom ‘behaviour problems seem to disappear’. Sarah became a teacher to reach the…
Sarah Andrews has recently started practicing as an ADHD Coach. Sarah’s previous professional experience began in the UK as a primary school teacher, where Sarah had particular focus on working with children with behavioural and/or emotional challenges. Sarah’s reference states in her classroom ‘behaviour problems seem to disappear’. Sarah became a teacher to reach the children falling through the gaps in education, in plain sight.
The understanding of behavioural communication, universal design principles and reverence for relational security is fundamental to Sarah’s coaching practice. Sarah utilises assistive technology so delivers all services via Google.
Between teaching and coaching, Sarah spent several years advocating at local, state and commonwealth level for ADHD with an inclusion focus. Sarah wrote the submission to Stage 2 consultations for the next decade’s National Disability Strategy (NDS) on behalf of the largest Australian parent led advocacy group and co-presented at the WA Education Ministers office alongside other interested stakeholders.
Sarah is passionate about human rights, multi-disciplinary working, and wellbeing. Sarah has an ADHD diagnosis and is the proud wife and mother of a neurodivergent family, who thrive pretty well amongst the chaos!
What is a support group?
A support group is a group of people who meet to give and gain support from others with similar needs. For many, a support group reduces the feeling of isolation and creates an opportunity for discussion. By sharing ideas and information with others, many people are able to find new ways of coping. Most people who attend feel that the emotional support they both give and receive is of great benefit.
ADHD WA Support Groups are for members only. This is to ensure fairness to those who have purchased a membership and is a show of our commitment to our members.
If you would like to attend the support group and are not yet a member, you can become an ADHD WA member here.