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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 6 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 2 half day course looking at ADHD from a medical, educational and family perspective.

We are also offering an intensive one day workshop for Professionals at a cost of £60.

These courses usually run once a year in early summer or autumn. The next courses will run in November 2017.  * Please note this course has been deferred due to availability of trainers. We will provide further information in the New Year.

Social Stories Workshop – 6th February

10 am – 12 noon

Beams are pleased to introduce Steve Vincent who will be coming to deliver a workshop for Parents on Social Stories. 

Social Stories are a concept devised by Carol Gray in 1991 to improve the social skills of people with ASD.

Steve has many years experience of working with children with ASD and this will be a great opportunity to learn a new skill to help support your young person.

A donation of £3 will be required to secure your place.  Please call Family Advice on 01322 668501 option 1.

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


Sunday 8th July 2018 at Jeskyns Community Woodland, Gravesend.


We Are Beams
38-40 St David's Road
Kent BR8 7RJ


01322 668501



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