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When the going gets tough! Supporting and understanding our autistic and ADHD children / family members.

Friday 24th March 2023

Plas Antaron, Aberystwyth, SY23 1SF 

Parenting an autistic / ADHD / PDA child or young person can be tough at times and it can be hard to know how best to support them when they are struggling.

We will spend the day building on our understanding of our children and young people and the type of support we can give to help our families work through challenges and thrive.

Our trainer for the day will be Laura Kerbey, co-founder of NEST (Neurodivergent Education Support and Training.  Laura has been working with autistic children and young people for over 21 years.

The day is designed so you can come for the whole day or only to the sessions you are interested in.

There will be tea coffee and light refreshments available throughout the day but please bring your own lunch. There is a local shop that is walking distance from the venue.

Please book your space here:

09.30 – 11.00 – Session One:

Anxiety, Mental Health, Meltdowns and Overwhelm

11.00 – 11.15 - Break

11.15 – 12.45 - Session Two:

Supporting with School Avoidance

Getting the right support in school

12.45 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 – Session 3

Navigating Puberty with an ND Child

Supporting ND children with risk, vulnerability, substance misuse, police etc.

15.00 – 15.15 – Break

15.15 – 16.00 – Q&A - open forum discussion.

More about Laura:

Laura Kerbey is a co-founder of NEST (Neurodivergent Education Support and Training.  She has been working with autistic children and young people for over 21 years.

NEST runs online support meetings, workshops and conferences for parents, carers and professionals and provides one to one advice to parents on neurodivergent family life, education and other matters related to autism spectrum conditions and PDA.   Laura and her team also work closely with autistic children and teenagers, providing emotional and behavioural support.  Laura also works as a coach to autistic adults supporting them with various aspects of their life including employment, relationships and identity.  NEST also provide NICE Compliant Autism and PDA Assessments. 

In August 2016 Laura set up Healthy Happy Me.  Healthy Happy Me provides support to children and teens who are struggling with anxiety and other emotions.  Laura and her team offer one to one sessions, group sessions in schools and coaching to parents too.

In October 2018 Laura launched KITE Therapeutic Learning Services with a colleague.  KITE provides bespoke therapeutic learning programmes for children who are unable to access school due to high anxiety or other needs.  The majority of children accessing KITE are autistic with a PDA profile.


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