Parenting Programmes

Beams works with other professionals and agencies to deliver a number of parent courses and workshops.


This is a course for parents of children with ASD aged between 5 – 17 years. The course runs for 5 weeks, is half a day per week, and covers:

  • What is ASD?
  • Communication
  • Sensory issues
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Managing Behaviour-coping strategies

There is a follow-up session approximately 3 months later.
Please note that there is a waiting list for this course.

Multi-Agency ASD Evening Talks

The Multi-Agency Autism Group is a partnership including representatives from Beams, Health, Education, Voluntary agencies and parents. Their aim is to give families and carers information, confidence and skills for managing the children in their care.

The group runs evening talks North Kent College, Oakfield Lane, Dartford. Topics include food, sensory issues, managing behaviour, the education perspective, the parent’s perspective and surviving Christmas and school holidays.

To be added to the mailing list, please contact Lois Spearing:

Courses for Parents of Children with ADHD

We are part of a multi-agency team delivering ‘ADHD – Tell Me More’, a 3 half day course looking at ADHD from a medical, educational and family perspective.

The training team consists of community paediatricians, education professionals and Beams. This course usually runs once a year in early summer or autumn. The next course will run in October 2017.

For further information about our parent courses and workshops please contact one of our Family Advisors:


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